Post # 1
So we have booked our hotel and flights to Key West for mid-August. But with the enviromental disaster that is this oill spill, we are debating if we should go or not, especially since they are forcasting the spill to hit the coast sometime in the next couple of days. We have bought travel insurance, so hopefully this will qualify for a “national disaster”….so what do you think…go or not?
Post # 3
I would still go, I would think that by then they would have most of it taken care of (at least we hope) and I’d think that if you stay mostly ocean side rather than bay side you’d probably be ok. You can probably go up the keys some to Key Largo or something and go oceanside to avoid it as well.
I’d be really careful and check with your insurance carrier, because I’m not quite sure they’ve declared it a national disaster yet.
Post # 4
Go! you’ll love it! the last time I saw its not expected to effect key west. here’s a website that provides up to date information.
Also there are hundreds of things to do there, and key west is not known for their beaches. Boats (if there were to be any sort of spillage in the area) would take you out far enough and away from the oil in the current.
Things I LOVE to do in KW; Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant, Drag Queen Bingo at 801, Green Parrot for live music, Butterfly Conservatory, Breakfast at PEPES, Rent Bicycles, Do the conch train tour (its great!), walking ghost tour- very historical, Romantic dinner on Little Palm Island, Irish Kevin’s for sing-a-long. So even if things change and there’s a problem in a particular part of the water, there are lots of other things to do.
I’d be more worried about hurricanes……(your travel insurance should cover that) Be aware that if there is a hurricane warning while you are there, you have to leave the island. (rent a car head up to the upper keys or miami)
Post # 5
I agree with soonerpsych that I think/hopefully they’ll have the oil spill thing worked out by then.
Post # 6
how did you like it? considering doing the same