Islamorada to Little Torch Key, 55 miles
The people here say you can’t get away from the wind. I believe them especially on the bridges. I crossed 10 bridges today including the Seven Mile Bridge ( it should really be called the 6.9 mile bridge ) and the wind was a factor on all of them.
I have been to the Keys 6-7 times in the past and never saw a Key deer. Today I saw two of them along with loads of iguanas and a shark that a fisherman had caught. You see so much more when you slow down to human speeds.

The roads today were the best yet, the state is really working on the bike trail. The trail is controlled by the state parks department, I had a chance to talk to one of their employees today, where I learned they have some good funding and the plan is to make the trail continuous from Key Largo to Key West. Check below for a great picture.
After a week on the road I can tell my body is getting use to the workout. I’m not near as tired as I was during the Okeechobee trip, although the sun has been far worse. I’ll post highlights of my strange tan when I get home.

What do you do with an old railroad bridge? Make a great bike path.

What do you do with an old railroad bridge? Make a great bike path.

A baby shark that will be shark burgers tonight.

A baby shark that will be shark burgers tonight.

Biggest iguana I've ever seen!

Biggest iguana I’ve ever seen!

Half way across the Seven Mile Bridge.

Half way across the Seven Mile Bridge.

If you zoom the photo you can see a Key Deer.

If you zoom the photo you can see a Key Deer.