Today’s Daily Digital is another flashback from our impromptu road-trip/vacation in Key West. The Southernmost Point is a buoy grounded in cement and is mentioned on pretty much every map we saw of the island while we were there. If you are visiting the area and happen to be devoid of any map or sign pointing the way, this popular attraction is located on the corner of Whitehead St and South St.
As the above Key West landmark shows, Cuba is only 90 miles from the southernmost point of Key West, and the continental U.S.A. You only have to spend a short amount of time in Key West and this proximity becomes obvious as there is a very visible Cuban influence in Key West. The food, the architecture, the music and the coffee are all sprinkled with Cuban flavour and add to the feel of having somewhat escaped the USA to some tropical island.
We only visited this Key West attraction on the last day we were on the island. We hadn’t really made plans to see it but since it seemed like every other tourist made a point of stopping by, we figured we should do the same and check it off our list of things we’ve seen. There was a small line-up when we reached the buoy (it was offseason so there are probably much larger lines when tourism is at its peak) so we stood in line, waited our turn and snapped a quick photo as a reminder of how close we were to a culture and country, so distant from ours.