Friday, January 20, 2017

Miami - Art Deco and Alligators

The Ritz Carlton Hotel

The last stop on my 13 month journey was a brief stopover in Miami before the 24 hour flight home.

Miami is a fairly typical US city, however it has a large number of beautiful art deco buildings along the celubreous Ocean Drive near the famous Miami beach.

Hotels on Ocean Drive

Shops and restaurants on Ocean Drive


The city from South Pointe pier


You can walk the length of Miami beach from the famous South Pointe pier and see all the beach and the art deco hotels along Ocean Drive.

The South Pointe Pier


A surf lifesaver station on Miami beach

Looking across the bay from South Pointe pier


The other thing that Miami is famous for is the Everglades. There are many companies that provide tours to the Everglades or you can easily hire a car to drive there.

Once there you can see plenty of wildlife on the airboat tours.

Airboats

The airboats head out across the grass sea, through channels and past many Alligators and other animals.

A channel in the Everglades

The grass sea


A bird in the Everglades

An Alligator

There was also an alligator sanctuary where there were even more Alligators.

The Alligator sanctuary

My last evening on this trip was spent with friends watching the US election and considering the results, I was quite happy to leave Miami...

The view out the window at Miami International Airport


This is the last blog post of my year long trip, so until I head off on my next adventure it's back to the usual politics, philosophy, technology and food :)