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Had a great 4-day trip in the Keys last week. Thanks to all who chimed in with helpful suggestions. There were a few challenges, including 4 flat tires (all rear from bits of wire), some short downpours (including one in the middle of a bridge while fixing a flat), and strong headwinds for the first two days.

Rode from Naples to Ft. Myers to catch the 8:30 ferry to Key West, and ended up at Bahia Honda SP at Mile 37 on Day 1, after confirming in the morning that space was available, and knowing my originally intended goal of Curry Hammock SP at Mile 56 was out of reach with the limited daylight and strong easterly winds. Day 2 took me to John Pennekamp SP at Mile 103 with more strong headwinds. Day 3 was a downwind run back to Curry Hammock SP at Mile 56, then to Key West and back to the ferry for the final day.

Here are some photos.

Ferry to Key West moving at 40 mph. Bike and gear got a little salty.

The old bridge at Bahia Honda SP. Had a really nice campsite in the trees next to the beach.

On top of the dreaded Seven Mile Bridge. Winds were blowing at 25-30 mph, making for a slow crossing.

Made it to John Pennekamp SP, which was a little buggy and filled with enormous RVs.

More to follow.
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