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Islamorada, Florida Keys - what's in a wave?

November 2nd, 2017 1:06 PM by Claire Johnson

What's in a wave?


When you live in a small town, you can't help  but know many of the people ~whether you frequent the same restaurants,  Chamber functions,  sandbar sightings, driving in your neighborhood and so on.  We wave! 

Many people may not realize what a small town the Florida Keys are because of the tourist population is huge during season.  We have over a million tourists come through this tiny island chain. Islamorada has a population of about 8,000, Key Largo has a population of about 12,000 and the entire Florida Keys has a population of approximately 80,000.  We have one main road that travels from Key Largo to Key West, we often frequent the same spots and so you tend to see the same people.  

So what is in a wave?

Waving at people when driving through subdivisions can mean different things ~ waving to a friend or waving to say "I see you /  I am keeping an eye on you." Then you have the ones that wave because you are driving too slow or not paying attention ~ sometimes those waves are just a simple one finger wave! You might find this type of wave more on the highway.  

Waving at people while boating ~ again, could be to friends or just a wave because you are both doing a similar activity that is enjoyable.   A wave could be to say "i'm having a great time," like the wave in the video with my little girl!

We ride motorcycles ~ the wave is low and to the side, sometimes a two finger wave.  I'm sure if we could high five, we would!!   

SaylorCurtSnorkelingWavingtIMG_5100 from Claire Johnson on Vimeo.

Waving is a friendly gesture and it makes you feel good.  It's nice to be recognized and acknowledged.  Since graduating college, I have only lived on islands and so waving is part of the island life.  Are you ready to become a local waver?  Finding the perfect island for you is something I can help you with.  I have been living in the Keys since 1996 and have perfected my wave!  Give me a call, so we can too get you waving.    


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