13th/14th Oct 17 - Fort Lauderdale and Key West

Arrived in Miami on 12th Oct after 9 hour flight. Over night at the Marriott Harbour Beach in Fort Lauderdale before joining Silver Muse. Overnight sail to Key West.

We thought Key West might have been badly damaged in hurricane Irma - but very little evidence of that. Indeed the locals asked us to tell people that they were 'Fully Open for Business'. As we had been to Key West before, we didn't take any of the organised excursions but just walked around. Much better! Visited Ernest Hemingway's house with the six toed cats. Hot and muggy.

View from our room on the 15th floor of the Marriott over Fort Lauderdale and a rainbow
Panorama of the quayside in Key West as we docked at dawn
Silver Muse in Key West
The picture that everyone who comes to Key West takes..
Wonder what this used to be before it was turned into a 24hr pharmacy?
St Paul's Church
Typical Key West houses
Ernest Hemingway's house and the pool he built
Makes you realise just how much he wrote
Hemingway's house is famous for its 6-toed cats who seem to have made themselves truly at home here!
Inside and outside of St Mary's 'Star of the Sea' Church
Loved this sign
Elizabeth was amused by these dog coats...
Back on board for lunch