Our plan to have a snorkeling trip from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was not realized. It was a beautiful sunny day. But when we were trying to book the snorkeling trip we were told that the wave at the snorkeling area was high, and as novices we should not take the trip! Instead we took a glass bottom boat tour to see coral reef. The coral reefs were beautiful but the choppy water made the tour less than ideal.
Kayaking along the shore in the maze of mangroves was fun.
The best place to parasail might be at Key Largo where, on a sunny day, one can see the Everglades and the Keys at same time. The day we went to parasail was a cloudy day. The rest of the family flew into the sky via the parachute and I stayed on the towing boat to take pictures. Parasailing was truly a thrill. I regretted my decision not to participate -now I have to wait for sometime for next opportunity.
Watching sunset at Key West sunset pier was an experience unlike any other sunrise/sunset watching we had before - the sea, the birds, the sails and boats, the large expectant crowd, the atmosphere, and the spectacular process of the Sun disappearing from the sight.
Notes: Key is derived from Spanish Cayo, meaning small island