Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pigeon Key

Marathon, Florida
24 42.40 081 N 05.68 W

This week they celebrate the 100th anniversary of Flagler's railroad that ran all the way to Key West.  Part of his railroad path was the famous Seven Mile Bridge running from Vaca Key to Bahia Honda Key.   You may have seen that bridge used as a prop in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie True Lies.  Anyhow, under the bridge, not far from Marathon is the tiny island Pigeon Key.  The ramp connecting  Pigeon Key  to the bridge has been closed, but they got a special variance for this weekend.  I went there with Robert and Sandra from Carpe Diem.

It was a fine day out at the Island.  Not much of Flagler's specific history was visible, but otherwise it was nice -- like a company picnic or a fireman's field day.  They had sack races, and other attractions for kids,  live music, booths and exhibits for adults.

Below is a short slide show from the event.  Many more Google images of  Pigeon Key  are here.

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