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Key Biscayne, Florida, USA - 26th April 2008

By: carlissa


Today our host took Ossa and me to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

We took a picnic lunch, so we decided to eat first.  We shared a Cuban sandwich and some Fritos.
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After lunch, we went to see the lighthouse. 
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Here we are sitting on a brick wall with the old top of the lighthouse in the background.  The lighthouse is made from bricks and then whitewashed!
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Then we read a sign about the lighthouse.
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Our host asked if we wanted to go to the top of the lighthouse, and, of course, we said yes!  We had to climb 109 steps to get to the top!  Whew! what a climb!
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We had to stop about halfway to rest and look out this window.
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The view from the top was spectacular (and a little scary because we were on a tiny catwalk on the outside of the lighthouse).  Here is the view of the beach from the top:
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And the view of the lighthouse keeper's house:
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And the view of the end of Cape Florida and the Atlantic Ocean:
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Then we climbed down and went to see the lighthouse keeper's house, which has been made into a museum.
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Here is the cistern the lighthouse keeper used to collect rainwater:
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We went inside the house and we signed the guest register.
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Outside again, we found this base marker.  What is it for?
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Someone was nice enough to put a sign nearby that told about the base marker.
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After all the walking around, we rested on this bench for awhile.
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Then we went to the beach and played in the sand for awhile.
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Wow, what a fun day we had!

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