The fishy fishy fish, where did it go?

June 19, 2012
Monty Python had gone looking for it but we found all the fish hanging out at Islamorada in Florida.
We got up fully refreshed and after the thunderstorm of the previous day we had a glorious day waiting for us.

Before heading out to our destination for the day we stopped at Robbie’s in Islamorada to have breakfast, as recommended by our host. The place was a bit touristy but the food was good and plentiful and feeding the tarpon fish was a lot of fun. Also it was my first contact with the wildlife that fascinated me and seems to be everywhere.

We were sat on this counter facing the water while we ate. It was really relaxing and nice.

We fed the fish! I made some gifs as I don’t think the normal photos could properly illustrate it. It was so much fun!

There was also a gang of pelicans, hanging out waiting to get some fish that wasn’t fed to the fish. 

I’m wearing my baby Holga on my neck- I bought it from Ebay some time ago but haven’t had the chance yet to try it out. What better than a holiday to do it, right? I also took a disposable camera along, as well as my regular camera with me. I just need to finish the film so I can get them all developed!

I love tacky hand painted signs and Florida is a paradise for them. However, I didn’t take that many photos as they are mostly on the roadside and we’d have to stop every few minutes. Bummer!

I had fresh coconut water for the first time, yay. When the guy was chopping up the coconut he asked me where I was from. I replied ‘Portugal’ and he said ‘Haaaa, so you must have grown up on coconuts’. I explained that he must be thinking of Brazil (where they speak Portuguese), that Portugal is in Europe and that the only place you can find some sort of coconut is in the supermarket. Then there was an awkward silence. I thought this interaction was extremely funny.

After filling our tummies we went back on the road on the Overseas Highway, which as you can see, is literally over the sea. Next stop: Key West!

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  • Reply Vix June 19, 2012 at 14:00

    Totally gorgeous! Love your dress, so pretty. That fourth bird down looks like he's got a mullet, how cool. x

  • Reply Mary Lou June 20, 2012 at 04:46

    really amazing pictures and call me crazy but i think the pelicnas are cute, i don´t know why but there are some birds like pelicans and flamingos i love madly;)
    and you wear the perfect summerdress, really beautiful!

  • Reply Melanie June 20, 2012 at 07:23

    Stunning photos. Again, makes me long for a tropical view with open horizons. I liked your mini gifs of feeding fish and the pelicans. They don't take much load time and they bring the scene to life.

  • Reply Andrea Deal June 20, 2012 at 13:06

    I've been to Florida many times but never to Key West! I've always wanted to go! Someday I'll make it there…

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