I just wanted to share a few photos I got when my wife and I were bicycling on a portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge a few days ago. This bridge was originally built in the early 1900's for the Florida East Coast Railroad, then converted for automobile use in the 1930s. Terri tells not to write an "encyclopedia" when I blog, so this is a brief one!
The first photo is of stingrays gliding along the ocean bottom about 30 feet below the platform of the Bridge. It was a beautiful and unusual sight. The second photo shows the end of the abandoned portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge emerging from a thick fog-kind of "ghostly" looking. Fog is a very rare condition here, and this one was caused by a cool air mass moving over our warm, tropical waters.
The two-mile eastern portion of the old Bridge that we were on runs from Marathon in a westerly direction to Pigeon Key, which was the location of the work camp for the railroad bridge. To have a look at historic Pigeon Key, please see the slide show on my website's homepage.
Have a great weekend, everybody!