Images from the Gulf of Mexico Survey Week One.

Key West to Bahia Honda

                                                 

February 4 - 10, 2006    Map View

End of the road; start of the project.To begin I drove to the end of the road. The southern most point in the continental U.S. and the end of highway 1 – Key West, Florida. This is the starting point of my Gulf of Mexico Survey only 90 miles from Havana, Cuba and 385 miles from Cancun, Mexico. I’ll take three months to drive the 3700 miles around the Gulf to Cancun.
The following are photos from my travels. The places I visit and the artwork that I create.

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Key West lighthouse

 

This is the old lighthouse on Key West. Highest point on the island? Pretty much. Built in 1847 and electrified in 1927. Learn more here. See the drawing by clicking the link below.

 

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A beautiful Key West sunset. It happens almost every evening. Each one though, is unique.

 

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Key West Anchorage

I toyed with the idea of doing the whole survey from my yacht, but once I got to Key West, I found my bottom needed caulking. So I drove my Jeep instead.

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On the left is a view from the Lighthouse and the right is a beautiful 19th century home with several  different national flags.

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Making Fish Camp Drawing

A fishing camp on Big Pine Key near No Name Key. This is a refuge area for the endangered Key Deer.

 

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Making the Bahia Honda drawingBahia Honda is a Florida State Park with a great campground.The drawing looks west and includes the original railroad bridge as well as the new bridge. The original bridge was Henry Flagler's own, which he continued south from Palm Beach and finally completed in 1912.

 

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View from the Key West Lighthouse. Key West Flag Yard