Monday, November 11, 2013

Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon, FL

Date of Stay:  Monday October 28 – Monday November 11, 2013 (14 nights)

Rate:  $23/night (Gin’s disabled FL resident discount)

Website:  Curry Hammock State Park (FL)
   56200 Overseas Highway
   Marathon, FL  33050

Description: Another great Florida State Park in the Keys!  We were in site 17 with water/electric (50A) with paved roads and level pea gravel pads.  Native plants separated the sites nicely and we were right on the calm Atlantic Ocean!  We used the bathhouse for showers (clean) to conserve our tanks.  The park’s day use area is separate enough from the gated cg to give us quiet days.  There is a nice paved bike path across Hwy 1 which we used often with our friends.  Located midway along the chain of the Keys, with Publix Grocery and KMart nearby.  Close enough to Key West for a couple of day trips!

Activities:  We were here with some great friends!  I still don’t know how we all managed to get 5 sites together here for two weeks.  There was Dan and Tricia, Bruce and Laura, Rick and Gail, Bill and Nancy and us all together relaxing and playing in the tropical paradise!  I ‘lost’ many of my pictures but we took an evening trip to Key West with D&T, B&L, and R&G hitting some shops and restaurants.  Another day trip was in order with D&T and R&G to check out the Southernmost Point and walk around some more.  Plenty of nature right there at the cg.  Our first visitor was a big iguana right at our door!  We all paddled our Sea Eagles in the mangroves around the park a couple of times and saw really huge iguanas then.  We also saw some nice property for sell $$.  We all peddled together on the nice bike path across the highway.  I know I lost several pictures of this.  The group also went out on the Sea King for some deep sea fishing on a very windy day.  Unfortunately, Gin and Nancy got sick.  The rest of us had fun though.  We spent many hours visiting each other and just relaxing at our sites.  The water is quite shallow but we all spent some time floating.  It was a wonderful couple of weeks!

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpsters near the dump station with full recycling!  Glass, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard!

00 - Hanging out with Friends
Nancy, Rick, Gail, Gin, Bruce, Bill, Syl, Tricia, Laura, Dan (from Nancy’s blog)

D&T on site 21, B&L on site 19, us on site 17  Site 17 Curry Hammock SP
Site 17 Curry Hammock SP
Site 17

Holy Iguana!  At our site in Curry Hammock SP
Visitors to our site

Cruise ship at Key West, Conch Republic  Shop in Key West
Cruise ship at Key West                        Love the name of this KW shop!
Gail, Rick, Dan, Tricia, Gin and Syl in Key West  Syl and Gin in Key West
KW Southernmost Point

Atlantic shallow water at Curry Hammock SP  Dan  and Tricia putter around Curry Hammock SP
Right at our back door!                             Cruising the mangroves
Bruce, Laura and Bill, Nancy paddle around Curry Hammock SP  Iguana in the mangrove at Curry Hammock SP
We're being watched  Iguana in the sun
Love the wildlife!

After a few hours of rough water fishing  Deep Sea Fishing and Chumming
Notice the tilt of the boat (rough water)

Sunset at Mallory Square KW (Gin and Syl)
Gin and Syl in KW at sunset

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