Finished the Bottom Right Corner
Trip Start Jan 04, 2009
33Trip End Mar 09, 2009
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I've enclosed a photograph of the Travelodge I am staying at in Florida City. It is very clean, well looked after, priced reasonably, with rocket speed internet.
I rode south on Highway 1 to Key West which is a beautiful road crossing many keys and rising over water that is that famous turquoise blue we all see in the ads in vacation pamphlets. A lot of the road bridges have fishing piers running beside them and there were hundreds of people out enjoying the sun while hoping for the big one.
Highway 1 comes to its end in Key West, but what is most important is the location of the Most Southerly Point in the USA. This location is known as one of the four corners of the USA. The others are Madawaska, Maine, Blaine, Washington, San Ysidro, California. So, as of today I have accomplished what is known as the four corner tour and have included a collage that shows all four spots.
Key West is an interesting town with a lot of bars, including the smallest bar and Hog's Breath Saloon. One store I noticed and it came as no surprise, is the Diamonds International store. Key West is a cruise stopover and it seems that all ports on the cruise circuit have Diamond International outlets.
On the way back north to Florida City I stopped at the Wreck and Galley Grill where I had mussels with a garlic and white wine sauce. Delicious.
Later on I came across the Key Lime Products store where I picked up a slice of key lime pie for dinner later this evening, as I watch the Super Bowl game. It was the best key lime pie I have had in many years.
I stopped for a photograph of one of the bridges that had been painted a "sea blue" just to help it blend in with the surrounding water.
I have a note about housekeeping chores while travelling on a motorcycle. I have very little space to carry anything, so I have experimented with some new clothes made by Tilly Endurables. I have two pairs of undershorts and two pairs of socks and they advertise that if you wash them each evening, roll them in a towel, and hang up to dry they will be ready by the morning. Well, it does work as advertised. The socks are guaranteed for three years.
So today I rode to the end of the road and then returned to where I began in the morning.
Distance travelled: 262 miles (420 Kms)