Sugarloaf Key

Today we ventured to what we thought was an abandoned airstrip on Sugarloaf Key. The area surrounding the airstrip seemed like it could potentially be a worthy place to snorkel. When we arrived, we learned that the airstrip was still active and used for sky diving. We were told that we could not go down the airstrip, but that we were welcome to enter the water via the parking lot (there was an entrance into the water there).

This section of water was very still and easy to silt up sending upside down jellyfishes everywhere. It seemed like an ominous environment, but was actually quite beautiful. There were crab mounds everywhere, with jellyfishes lying all about, and little red polychaetes that protruded through the mounds.