Raccoon Key Topo Map

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Begin this elliptical route from a ramp on Cudjoe Key close by the land mooring site for the gigantic white observation blimps that are reeled out on long cables to float in the air above the Florida Keys. Supposedly they keep a watchful eye on drug traffickers and boat movements in the region—but who knows what they really do up there? There are normally two, one in the air and a spare down on land. The first blimp in service was affectionately known as Fat Albert. Our route follows the stepping stones of the Little Swash Keys and the Tarpon Belly Keys to Raccoon Key. Raccoon Key is home to a colony of rhesus monkeys, bred for research purposes. The shallow waters close to Raccoon Key are sheltered grounds favored by small sharks and barracuda. I recommend a circuit of Raccoon Key, both to watch the fish and to see the monkeys inside the fence. The stepping-stone nature of this trip continues with the homeward journey via Hurricane Key and the three Budd Keys, which offer good shelter from wind. A number of crossings are involved, but none longer than about a mile.
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Key West, Florida

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Mar 2018