Day 5 – Big Pine Key To Sugarloaf Key

This was the shortest day of the whole walk, ‘only’ 14 miles.

Big Pine   Big pine
Some Vistas Of The Day

Bait And Tackle StoreBait And Tackle Stores Everywhere

This was a wonderful day, as I finally started to relax and feel confident that I could actually stay on
schedule and finish the walk successfully. The lower Keys are also full of beautiful vistas!

Baby MangroveStay Strong Lonely Baby Mangrove

Mangrove Mamas
Inviting Lunch Stop

Mangrove MamasBeauty Lives In The Soul


Arriving at Sugar Loaf Lodge was wonderful! Beautiful weather, a beautiful view and pure relaxation at the end of a hot day.

Sugarloaf Lodge   Sugarloaf LodgeSugarloaf Lodge

IMG_4675View From The Room

Sugarloaf Lodge
My Friend – A Little Boy Watching Fish

Beautiful Sugarloaf KeyThe Bay

All in all Sugarloaf Key was probably my favorite stop. It is hard to beat the tranquility, vista and feeling to be away from it all. It is so easy here to forget all your problems and just ‘be’. I have been back once since the walk, and it still has that ‘magic’ for me.





9 thoughts on “Day 5 – Big Pine Key To Sugarloaf Key

    • Hello Rosalind,
      great questions! I wore sneakers actually (which I wouldn’t recommend for everyone but I found proper walking shoes too heavy and bulky for me), and swapped them with so-called ‘trekking sandals’, sturdy sandals meant for walking.
      In my opinion it is crucial to be able to swap the walking shoes/boots/sneakers, especially when walking more than 15 miles a day. I swapped even throughout the day in this hot tropical climate…
      I do go into it a little in the book (still had blisters and discomfort despite swapping).
      Thank you!

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