Saturday, January 26, 2013

The mystery of Wisteria Island

Wisteria Island is a very small island, 645 yards from mainland Key West, and inhabited by 0 humans and thousands of Australian pine trees....and who knows what else?  It's (currently) owned by the federal government.

Wisteria island is unnatural and mysterious.

Unnatural: because it's not a naturally formed island.  It was man made in the 1890s from the sediment of continually dredging Key West harbor (just like the next door, but developed and inhabited, Tank Island (Sunset Key)).
Mysterious: because who's to know what lurks there....
Wisteria Island, taken from Key West Bight
Close up of Wisteria Island and the boats moored off shore

Tiny Wisteria Island.  What mystery lies under those Australian pines?!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Old and new, on the water

Here's a test for you.  Which do you prefer here - the old or the new?

I captured the new in the background (the cruise ship Crystal Serenity in port in Key West) and, in front, the departing sail boat Corwith Cramer - the old.

Here's some other shots of sailing boats in Key West.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Christmas Bight

Every single day there's always something new down at the Key West Bight (the harbor).  For this reason it's my favorite place in Key West (as I've mentioned a few times before).  The last few mornings have been no exception, with the Bight being especially dressed up for Christmas, and with some other surprises too.

All this week I've photographed the Bight before, or at, dawn, and if you weren't up at this early hour, here's what you missed!....

p.s. I took there pics in the first few days of January when I was in Key West but have only now gotten round to posting.

Pelicans are looking for their Key West breakfast at dawn.