Day 4 - Miami Beach

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heres the sign - yes it is Miami Beach

Day 4 at Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach - day 5 - June 6 2011

Good evening this is 4th day of my trip. Leaving New Orleans early this morning have a 6am flight with American Airlines to get to Miami.

This is my first time flying with American Airlines and I will say my experience was very good. The plane departed 20 minutes early from New Orleans as everyone had arrived on time and were there. Had a good seat on the window side and was able to get a little sleep on route to Miami.

Finally after about an hour and half flight land in Miami at Miami airport. Landing is all good and get off the plane and checked bag in good time.

looking back
I grab a taxi and get a direct route to Miami Beach.

Miami Beach is more less a separate town to city of Miami as its more of an island access by a large cause way.

On the route to Miami Beach, the whole area looks really nice and reminds of scenes from the old TV show Miami Vice. Cross the causeway to the area and see lots of the Art Deco structures on the way there. Driving towards the hotel, see lots of nice looking people walking about all over the Miami area quite nice.

Arrive at good time to the Essex Beach hotel to which I have good review of it later.

Checkin at good time and notice most people here are all Cuban accent and most people speak Spanish, which is a cool thing.

I then drop bags off at the room and then decide on adventure for the day.

boardwalk
I am only here 2 glorious days so I want to make the most of it. So I decide I will walk the beach today and walk the whole coast line.

So walk towards Ocean drive and it looks really neat, lots of people here and looks like an amazing place. Walk the path to the beach and the area is so big is like a dream and all while sand. You can see people jogging, and walking and bathing and swimming all around. Very good place and a place of dreams as it seems.

So I walk awhile in south direction and then turn and walk north. I figure I will now walk as far it is  possible north from south Beach.

Its a nice and hot day, around over 90 degrees with lots of humidity. So I walk up the north direction going past many people. Beaches turn to different areas.

Notice that the freedom is great here as many women are allowed to have a top free experience on the beach and in the water.

tall condos
With that in mind it seems to be not a big deal and the freedom aspect of it seems good. Good attitude here I would say and too bad this is not practice or seen as proper in other parts of North America.

Anyways, I walk for a long time going north, getting really hot to the point I ran out of water and was really hot. I finally found some showers on side of path I was so desperate for water I filled my bottle from the showers as I could not find a water store near by. I was on other side of the private beach area. I feel I did walk too far today though.

As I started down at my hotel area at 10th st. Now I find I am way up at 78th street and quite tired and hot. So I turn around and continue to walk back. So I walk up to Collins st. And walk within the city back to where I am staying. I figured since I walked so far might as well walk back.

The walk back seem like forever but I eventually made it, I will never do that again in high heat but made a good adventure for the day.

So I finally make it back to the room after 6 hours of walking, and just jack up the AC And have a ice cold shower and pour ice all over myself. Feels great!!.

Later in evening go for some food of fish and chips near the Cleveland-re- hotel.

Food was good and had some beer to chase it all down with.

Nice area and lots of people walking around so nice place to check it out.

Walk the NHL game 3 play off game at one bar Canucks vs Bruins. Canucks are like loosing badly to this to which It is pathetic. What happened was Vancouver lost 8 to 1 to Boston to which was not supposed to happen.

Had a few beers to chase my sorrows and that was my evening stay tuned for next day. 

andrejav says:
Nice blog man, I am on the Miami Beach now... and not much to add :)
Posted on: Jul 23, 2011
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heres the sign - yes it is Miami B…
heres the sign - yes it is Miami …
looking back
looking back
boardwalk
boardwalk
tall condos
tall condos
coast
coast
nice room of Essex Beach
nice room of Essex Beach
room in Essex Beach
room in Essex Beach
view from room
view from room
pool- small but nice
pool- small but nice
front of hotel
front of hotel
outside patio of hotel
outside patio of hotel
exterior of Hotel - Essex Beach ho…
exterior of Hotel - Essex Beach h…
walking around area
walking around area
Ocean drive
Ocean drive
first step on beach
first step on beach
huge beach and its beautiful
huge beach and its beautiful
beach again
beach again
lots of beach
lots of beach
beach
beach
proof of being there
proof of being there
more proof
more proof
guard tower
guard tower
hotels in distance
hotels in distance
start of my long long walk
start of my long long walk
nice surf
nice surf
nice water
nice water
more water
more water
green water
green water
hotels in distance
hotels in distance
here is a view of the water
here is a view of the water
hotels and condos
hotels and condos
more people
more people
jet ski
jet ski
more sand
more sand
another part
another part
more sand
more sand
a nice walkway
a nice walkway
walking towards beach
walking towards beach
maybe they are looking out at us?
maybe they are looking out at us?
around past 70th street
around past 70th street
beach area up north too far for me
beach area up north too far for me
walkway further up north of the ar…
walkway further up north of the a…
walkway further up north of the ar…
walkway further up north of the a…
walkway further up north of the ar…
walkway further up north of the a…
walkway further up north of the ar…
walkway further up north of the a…
nice trees
nice trees
Collins St
Collins St
walking back
walking back
house
house
Collins
Collins
beach at night
beach at night
beach at night
beach at night
evening
evening
evening view of beach
evening view of beach
calm water
calm water
beach view in evening
beach view in evening
nice
nice
art deco
art deco
art deco - Ocean Drive
art deco - Ocean Drive
art deco - Ocean Drive
art deco - Ocean Drive
art deco - Ocean Drive
art deco - Ocean Drive
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