Monday 13 March 2023

70 years of the Glass Bottomed Boat in Key West!

On Friday evening after work I popped down to Zero Duval for a lovely celebratory event marking 70 years of the Glass Bottom Boat in Key West.  I like to think of all the tourists coming to Key West in the 1950s, how exotic and exciting it must have seemed to be able to go out to the reef and see lots of lovely tropical fish.  Now of course there is so much choice for excursions on the ocean - jetsking, snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching, sunset sails - but back then a glass bottom boat must have seemed like the height of technology and sophistication.

Thinking about it now, the glass bottom boat seems rather quaint in comparison doesn't it? But it is still one of the most popular attractions in Key West which is nice.

It was a lovely event and very well ran.  Full bar with complimentary drinks, lovely appetizers, a nice display of historical paraphernalia and a nice band playing the background. Very enjoyable.  Only thing missing was my date.  On Friday afternoon, the news broke that Silicon Valley Bank had collapsed so Patrick had to stay close to his desk and computer for the evening.

Oh yes! I had some cake indeed

Fantastic Jazz/Swing style band provided entertainment.

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Afterwards I went and met a work colleague and his wife in BEL MARE!!  Only one of my most favourite restaurants in Key West.  It is pretty new and making a nice name for itself.  

I started with a spicy margarita.  Heck it was Friday, eh!  We shared some appetizers of cerviche, mussels and some rice arancini

Oh lordy!
Pork Osso Bucco, pureed potatoes and jus

Are you been to all the usual places in Key West.  Why not try out Bel Mare next time you are in town?


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