We drove four and half hours south to Mile Marker 23 in the Florida Keys. The boat was loaded, the sun was shining, and it was about to be my 25th birthday! We made a quick right turn off US 1 highway onto Spanish Main Drive at Cudjoe Key. This whole trip was a surprise from Billy, my boyfriend. I had little to no info on where and what was on our agenda for this birthday getaway. I thought we were staying on Key West? Wait, what, why are we turning into the community, Venture Out? I just let it ride. My excitement built up as we were greeted with directions to our oceanfront rental. We pulled up to this two story cottage and inside I was surprised by both my parents, a tapa dinner, and an ice cold Gin & Soda. Billy got me good, he got me real good.
Cudjoe Key is known for its waterfront docks on the Kemp Channel, which take you out to some phenomenal diving and fishing. We ran 5 miles off shore to the Looe Key Marine Sanctuary. The protected reef was full of life and shallow water snorkel for all types of divers. We trolled for Sails and Dolphin as the frigates circled above us.
Turning north out of the Kemp Channel took us under the US1 bridge and into the back country for some tarpon fishing and island hopping.
May 12, 2017 was one of those days you'll never forget. We soaked up every ounce of sunshine and it wouldn't have been possible without our Sol Addict Activewear. Can't wait to get back down to the Florida keys soon.