Monthly Archives: December 2019

So that’s a week done


Friday 20th December


So that’s a week done

In the Florida Keys

Packing up tonight

Back to Miami, please


Son and girlfriend flying

For two weeks of fun

Orlando and theme parks

Look out, here we come


And you are here with us

You loved all the rides

Upside-down roller-coasters

Surrounded on all sides


Scared of nothing

Showing no fear

Sweet Angel son

You’ll always be near



A windy Sombrero Beach

Empty this morning

We had a wander

Trees growing out from sharp lava rocks

Roots spreading out

Quite a strange sight

Such difficult terrain for the trees

They do seem to manage well

Quite grey again today

And breezy too

Today it rained


Thursday 19th December


And so today it rained

Can’t be perfect all the time

Paradise needs watering

Keeps the splendour in its prime


Love you poppet

Beloved Angel son


Morning coffee at the Midway Café

The Bayside Marina in front of the Worldwide Sportsman

Inside the Worldwide Sportsman, with a full scale replica of Hemingway’s boat Pilar, in the middle of the store

A striped palm tree (water running down the trunk caused it to look like this)

Christmas tree in the foyer

Very windy this evening

Waking up early


Wednesday 18th December


Waking up early

Breakfast and coffee

Little bit rainy

And also cloudy

Humid and steamy

So doing the laundry

Then watching the sea

At Key Colony

A day quite lazy

Taking it easy

Slow and steady


Thinking of you daily

My darling Angel baby



A muggy morning


Sunset Park

At Key Colony

Dark clouds on the horizon

But still warm and breezy

The sea looks inviting, but no swimming allowed

Taking it easy

Bahia Honda State Park


Tuesday 17th December


Off to Bahia Honda State Park

Along the bridge, that’s seven miles long

Trying to find shade beneath the palms

With the sun beating down so strong


Climbing up the trail to old US 1

A panoramic view of the islands

Looking down at the beach and flora

With the sea sparkling with diamonds


You’ve walked around here too

Scaring iguanas, chasing butterflies

My precious little Angel son

Sending love and kisses, lots of high fives



Bahia Honda beach

The old railroad built by Henry Flagler, 1905 – 1912, destroyed by a hurricane in 1935

Not busy at all at 9:30am

So peaceful

An ibis comes scavenging

Grinch on the beach

Gary tries the water

Walking along the trail

To the top of the bridge

Spectacular views

Gorgeous colours

A welcome butter pecan ice-cream

And here we are, in the shade

Back at the hotel pool

A bite to eat at Porky’s bayside diner

Pelicans looking for scraps

A slow, lazy morning


Monday 16th December


A slow, lazy morning

Some retail therapy

Then sitting at the beach

Watching the dazzling sea


Thinking of you

Remembering you

Missing you

Loving you


Treasured Angel son


A knotted tree


Shaded beneath the palms

Silvery sea


Going for a sail

A gumbo limbo tree


A cloudier afternoon, but still very warm

Sunbursts over the ocean

Key West


Sunday 15th December


Down to Key West

Classic car show

I’ll have the Viper

Wrap it, to go


Hot sun, blue skies

Cruise ships, times three

Tourists aplenty

So much to see


Thinking of you

Beloved Angel son

Wish you were here

Now forever young



“Fred” the tree on the Seven Mile Bridge

Frank came along too

Great paint job on this truck with suicide doors

A mint green pick up

The Viper

Such a neat interior

I’ll drive it away, shall I? Dream on….


Pontiac Parisienne

Shaded from the midday sun

Three huge cruise ships in today

I’d rather sail away on this yacht

Sombrero Beach


Saturday 14th December


Sombrero Beach

Warm sunshine

Hats and sunscreen

Pretty coastline


You’ve been here

With us before

Reading a book

Along the shore


Love you poppet

Darling Angel son

In my heart

Forever young



Frank at Sombrero Beach, January 2007

The walkway alongside the beach

Calm and empty first thing this morning

Sparkly sea

Gary dipped his toes in

I didn’t try the water

Lots of motor boats and yachts sailing past

Newly planted marram grass to stabilise the dunes following Hurricane Irma

A pleasant morning

Swaying palm trees

Leaving the beach

A funky beach car? Three wheeler

A Slingshot Polaris

Cruising on down


Friday 13th December


Cruising on down

US Highway One

Cloudy but muggy

It’s a warm one


Watching the boats

Skimming the bay

Pelicans swooping

Across the causeway


Smiles are easy

Breathing is slower

Stress melts away

Blood pressure’s lower


Thinking of you

Love you forever

Beloved Angel son


Downtown Miami this morning

Twisted branches

Decorated buoys at the marina

Lighthouse at the marina

Hazy sunset

A large sports fisher docking for the evening

Pelicans and a heron

The marina

Christmas tree in the foyer