Homestead to Long Pine State Park

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Soma Saga

Day 3, another long one. I am now officially in the Keys. 

Got up at what I thought was first light but it wasn't really that early. Took my time getting going. It was hard to leave Paradise Farm. I doubt I'll find anything near as lovely on this trip. Glad to have connected with Ernest as well. 

From Homestead the South Dade Trail continues a few more miles to Florida City. After that it is bike lane on US1 for about 15 miles to Key Largo. The rest of the day was 90% bike path, some right along the highway, and some set back nicely.  For about 8 miles into Key Largo I had a mostly headwind, but after that it was mostly side/tailwind. By late afternoon the wind seemed to stop completely and it got pretty hot. 

I met Oak, from Sacramento, and Leah from Sarasota who were traveling north. They had tried and failed to get a boat from Key West to Jamaca, so are headed to Miami to fly down. 

Got to the park pretty fried and tired after to long days. Looking forward to a couple of shorter days from here to Key West. 


Crocodile crossing
Did not see one.


Florida Osprey


Bike bridge with fisher people.
Bike bridge with fisher people