Saturday, May 8, 2010

LARRY, CURLY, AND BIG MO

This is The Seven Mile Bridge. It is located in the Florida Keys. You pass over it on the way to Key West;one of the most scenic drives in the country. This is also the domain of BIG MO. He is a huge Hammerhead Shark. Legend has it that Mo has developed a taste for 200 lb. Tarpon. I have fished these waters for years and have never seen Big Mo, just a lot of tarpon heads. To me, he is very real. Incidentally, the bridge is actually 6.79 miles long. I think Big Mo ate the rest.
Sunday Bridges

36 comments:

  1. Big Mo was last seen with a Yugo in his jaws, trying to impress the Loch Ness Monster...

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  2. I think I'd prefer not meeting Big Mo! Quite a reputation, especially interesting since he apparently eats parts of your bridge.

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  3. Thanks for reminding me of this drive that I still want to do, it must be really great!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  4. Your bridges aren't bridges they are so long! Love the colour of the water!

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  5. Great view of this bridge and very interesting history about Big Mo, I'm sure he ate part of the bridge bit by bit. Have a nice Sunday!

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  6. There's a special perspective in your photo. I like it...

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  7. A seven mile bridge? We can't do that with all the bridges in Tuscany... But we (almost) lack even Yugo eating sharks!

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  8. Very interesting. I really like the photo of the suspension bridge. Looks like a postcard. 6.79 miles -- amazing!

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  9. Big Mo doesn't sound too friendly! But I like your bridge, it looks like it goes on forever :)

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  10. I've only seen one Hammerhead Shark in the wild, so I can't wait to meet Big Mo! :-) Actually I will love to drive on that bridge one day as I really want to visit the Keys. The Miami airport is all the Florida I know (LOL) because I had to change plains on my way home from Central America.

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  11. Nice capture. Have you ever attended the 7 Mile Bridge run? It's tough to get in as a runner (there's a lottery due to so much interest)....but, it's a great event just as a spectator.

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  12. I know not of Bit Mo...but we love the 7-mile bridge! Lois ran the 7-mile bridge race a few years ago, and her friends ran it this year.

    Nice capture, Bill.

    By the way, riding that bike you referred to over bumps might be kinda like riding your Yugo over bumps, right?

    Hope you're having a good day!

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  13. Stay away from the Jaws of Big Mo. I'd like to take a drive over that bridge someday.

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  14. Funny comment to the beautiful no ending photo. 7 miles (sorry, 6,79) bridge, how could that clever heads invent, rate and build it???

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  15. Great story and fascinating to look at. I love bridge engineering!

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  16. now that is a long bridge!

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  17. :) nice photo and nice story

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  18. Hi!
    Fun story about Big Mo! It was interesting learning about him! Hope it's too cold for creatures like him here in NY ...

    I love your "Art and Artist a Day" in the sidebar. Today's is Female head (La Scapigliata), da Vinci...
    Just beautiful~

    ~Maria

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  19. I remember that long drive over the long bridge. I like the Bog Mo story, your own version of loch next monster in Florida. I am sure big Mo is fun to watch for. Good luck in capturing him in a photo.

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  20. Last time I visited the Keys that was still under construction .. we motored across on the old bridge.

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  21. I have never been to the Florida Keys. I'll have to visit them sometime as it truly does look like a lovely area. Mo won't scare me away. I don't taste good, I'm sure!

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  22. Shame on him! heheheee

    I've never been that far south in Florida - I've been to Clearwater, Orlando, Cape Canaveral, & a couple other places, but never the Keys

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  23. Wow...that is a long bridge. you have a while to wonder about Big Moe....

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  24. I love that water color! Also loved the story of Big Mo.

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  25. This has to be an engineering feat. How deep does the water get between the beginning and end of this bridge?

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  26. Look at that blue water! Thanks for the info on the bridge.

    Norwich Daily Photo is back online. Sorry I've been away so long. I look forward to your visit and your comments. See you soon!

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  27. Hammerheads are strange=looking creatures.

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  28. I am waiting for a photo of Big Mo....be patient.

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  29. I've never been to Key West, but would love to go.

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  30. My mother had a friend who lived there and it always seemed like a wonderful fantasy place to me.

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