Key Largo Canal

yacht along canal in Key Largo

Key Largo Canal

This is how I spent several heavenly days in February a couple of years ago!  My husband and I left cold, grey, snowy Virginia, to don our flip flops and bathing suits for a few days.  This yacht was just one of many beautiful yachts alongside just one of many beautiful homes lining the canal in Key Largo, Florida.  As we boated along this lovely canal, the yachts and homes just seemed to get more and more beautiful as we anticipated spilling out into the Atlantic Ocean.  It absolutely was as peaceful as it looks.  I’m hoping there are many more visits (especially wintertime visits!) to the Florida Keys in my future.

Key Largo Sunrise

Key Largo Sunrise

For those of you just coming out of a long, cold, grey several months, this is what February looks like in Key Largo, Florida.  Just over a year ago, in February 2011, I spent several winter days strolling around in shorts and flip flops with a margarita in my hand.  It was beyond heavenly, and did wonders to remind me of the different mindset and attitude that each and every season evokes.  This canal began each day with a quiet calm as the sun spilled over the hotel, followed by the hurried hustle of fishermen headed out for the day with eager anticipation.  By mid day, it was busy with music filled vessels of all shapes and sizes, dotted with sun bathers, snorkelers and sightseers looking for adventure.  Evening brought everyone home, sun soaked and sea weary, yet somehow reinvigorated by their time on the water.  I hope this will not be the last time I spend a few “winter” days in the Florida Keys.