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Grand Rapids mi
Destination Expert
for South Haven
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1,634 posts
37 reviews
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...
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107 posts
1 review
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
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3,796 posts
3 reviews
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
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12,195 posts
32 reviews
3. Re: north-south-east-west

And it's Key WEST not Key South!

Key West, Florida
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1,667 posts
2 reviews
4. Re: north-south-east-west

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

Kittery, Maine
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862 posts
60 reviews
5. Re: north-south-east-west

Blame it on the margaritas

Western...
Destination Expert
for Key West
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3,796 posts
3 reviews
6. Re: north-south-east-west

Okay I forgot about the Tequila. lol

PJ

Orlando, Florida
Destination Expert
for Key West
Level Contributor
6,123 posts
40 reviews
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
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664 posts
6 reviews
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
Level Contributor
29,561 posts
61 reviews
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
Level Contributor
89 posts
22 reviews
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.