With the weather front finally having passed and the waves settled, we headed out to Hawk's Channel on the oceanside of the Keys and proceeded north to Islamorada. At Channel Five, we went back inside and took the ICW up to Steamboat Channel and anchored off the Upper Matecumbe Key.
When Henry Flagler was building the railway down the Keys, he selected differing designs for some of the causeways. A couple of these causeways were designed after the Roman aqueducts with repeated archways made of poured concrete. Here you can see the abandoned one at Channel Five dwarfed by the new causeway bridge that has a 65-ft vertical clearance.
|Lorelei's Tiki Hut on the beach|