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Grand Rapids mi
Destination Expert
for South Haven
posts: 1,543
reviews: 33
north-south-east-west

Ok, I have been coming to the rock for 8 years, and I still cannot get my orientation right. and I am usually very good at that, but for some reason the island throws off my internal compass. anyone else have this "problem".

St. Clair Shores...
posts: 108
reviews: 1
1. Re: north-south-east-west

Yeap. Us too. Don't know why. But the directions do not make sense on the island.

Western...
Destination Expert
for Key West
posts: 3,749
reviews: 3
2. Re: north-south-east-west

Part of the confusion to some people is the lower end of Duval is on the Northwest end of the Island and a lot of people think North is up yet upper Duval is on the southeast side. lol

Lower mwaning lower #'s,upper meaning higher #'s.

PJ

Marathon, Florida
Destination Expert
for Marathon, Islamorada
posts: 10,807
reviews: 32
3. Re: north-south-east-west

And it's Key WEST not Key South!

Key West, Florida
posts: 1,435
reviews: 2
4. Re: north-south-east-west

I'm sure it has nothing to do with tequila........

Kittery, Maine
posts: 855
reviews: 43
5. Re: north-south-east-west

Blame it on the margaritas

Western...
Destination Expert
for Key West
posts: 3,749
reviews: 3
6. Re: north-south-east-west

Okay I forgot about the Tequila. lol

PJ

Orlando, Florida
Destination Expert
for Key West
posts: 5,533
reviews: 33
7. Re: north-south-east-west

"Blame it on the margaritas"

It's a lot more fun when I can blame it on the Mojitos! :) I've given up the whole directional thing in Key West. I just say up, down or across the island, it's easier that way.

Upstate New York
posts: 295
reviews: 2
8. Re: north-south-east-west

I think the confusion is when you drive down US1 "south" it's not due south. The first time I went there I was a little disoriented, but after a couple visits and looking at everything on a map, I got it now. I think. Ask me after HH.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Key West
posts: 26,406
reviews: 42
9. Re: north-south-east-west

I figure is the Southernmost Point, House, Hotel, etc is at one end then the other end must be north. The confusinfgthing to me is that you can see a sunset (sun rises in the east, sets in the west, red sky at night sailor's deluxe) from either end. Let's do the time warp again., maybe?

Pjk

Brooklyn
posts: 48
reviews: 22
10. Re: north-south-east-west

It is still confusing to me too even after 20 trips here! I learned yesterday that the true southernmost point is the rocky point at fort zach beach.

I blame the rum cor my confusion.