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Brown, Brown Run Aground - Islamorada Real Estate

June 7th, 2016 9:28 AM by Claire Johnson

Staying alert when navigating the waters around the Florida Keys is a must.  Although most areas are marked with channel markers, there are areas that require local knowledge.  The tidal difference between high and low are a couple of feet.  Except for twice a month, when there is a new moon or a full moon - then the tidal difference is known as an extreme high tide or low tide - which could add another 6' - 12' on top of the normal tide.  Here is a little rhyme to help you navigate the waters - 

Brown, brown run aground
White, white you just might
Blue, blue cruise on through

In my opinion, Islamorada has the best boating!  There are a number of bridges which offer cut throughs from ocean side to bay side.  To navigate from one side to the other is only a matter of minutes no matter where you are.  Where Islamorada has 4 habitable islands, that are approximately 4 miles long each, Key Largo offers a different scenario. The island of Key Largo is approximately 16 miles long.  There are 3 cut throughs - Jewfish Creek on the North end, Adams Cut located at mile marker 103 and Tavernier Creek on the South end. When looking for Key Largo real estate keep in mind the boating time to get from ocean to bay side or vice versa.  Call me to help you navigate through the home buying process.  

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