W^2 – terminus

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, March 29, 2023

terminus of westbound Seven Mile Bridge looking east over the Gulf of Mexico – Big Pine Key, FL Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 7:48 PM

For this week’s Wordless Wednesday, I have the old section of the historic Seven Mile Bridge which is the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico in the Strait of Florida. I love how in the evening light the line between the ocean and the sky blend together.

My wife and I are enjoying a spring break vacation in the Florida Keys. Sunrises and sunsets mark our days and are often spectacular. Sadly, after three days in the Keys, this was our first ‘watched’ sunset though I have yet to miss a sunrise.

The bridge was constructed as part of the Overseas Railroad extension from Miami to Key West in the early twentieth century. The railroad operated until 1935 when massive hurricane wiped out a portion of the railroad. The right of way was sold to the state of Florida and the bridges were used to build a highway from Miami to Key West. The railway bridges were replaced in the early 1980s and the old bridges were disabled and left in place. A portion Seven Mile Bridge and several other bridges were set aside for fishermen. Additionally, a two-mile segment of the old Seven Mile Bridge connecting Knights Key with Pigeon Key.

It is always peaceful and calm when we visit. The temperatures have been in the 80s (28-31C) and there has been plenty of sunshine in between sunrise and sunset.

This morning, I watched the sunrise and I know today is gonna be an awesome day, I know it and I can feel it, so I’d better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. And press publish for the first time in a long while. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, always looking, always watching, wondering.

How is your world looking this morning?

4 thoughts on “W^2 – terminus

  1. Happy Spring Break! I’m glad you got a chance to get away . Sunsets rock! They make the day melt away if it was a bad one, and raise up the good vibes and gratitude if you had a good one. Plus I dig the blending of the colors and lines between earth and sky. Well done 🙂 Sunrise huh? Those make it seem like anything is possible that day, gives you a peace and calm, maybe that’s why I enjoy them. But which one do you prefer? I guess it depends on the day …

    1. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to reply, I seem to be the absent minded professor these days. Thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment. Sunrises and sunsets are amazing to behold. Where we stay in the Keys the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean and sets over the Gulf of Mexico and where you are it rises above the mountains and sets over the Pacific. Regardless the sun marks our days and nights and what we do in between to make the moments count matters. I hope you are well and thriving. Peace.

    1. I am sorry to hear of your husband’s illness, praying he gets well. That new dog may be the elixir he needs. That bridge and many of the other remaining bridges of the Overseas Railway are fascinating to see. The Seven Mile Bridge stretches and seemingly disappears…. it’s always a visit (or two or more) when we are there. If you do go to the Keys, visit in February or March… it’s high season, but it’s warm and likely to be rain free. Stay well and prayers.

Thanks for visiting MtDC. How are YOU Making YOUR Days Count?