Relaxing in Key West
We had three nights booked at the Old Manor House in Key West and the general idea was to wander the streets, pop in and out of shops and bars and generally chill out and relax. We sort of did that as it was too hot to do anything to hastily.
Breakfast was served at the Guesthouse each morning in the rear tropical garden and it was absolutely lovely. Lots of organic pastries, fresh fruit, walnut bread, hams and cheeses and of course, waffles bacon and lashings of maple syrup. The coffee was more drinkable than Casa Thorn but still not up to Italian Lavazza or similar standards.
Over the next couple of days we took in the following (in no particular order) and spent the evenings drinking far too many cocktails whilst listening to live music and talking to random strangers in the Hard Rock Cafe.
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
An interesting stop and the chance to wander around the house that Hemingway made his home whilst living in Key West.
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
America’s southernmost state park, Fort Zachary Taylor features a civil war era Fort completed in 1866 and lots of beautiful sandy beaches and woodland walks. It was a fair walk to get to it but very nice strolling through the woodland spotting Iguanas and just chilling in the coolness that the tree cover brought. The beach looked lovely and lots of families were making use of the sunbeds and picnic tables. The fort itself was ok but not really a lot there though you did get some good views from up on the ramparts.