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Book Cover Location

Post by SouthernSeas »

I think I know where Jimmy is in the book cover photo. He is lounging on Smather's Beach in Key West. That HAS to be it. There is the rock jetty and familiar palms. Any further angle to the right, you would be the stone building that houses the restrooms.
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Post by chippewa »

Good eye. Near the bottom of this photo, I think. Couldn't find a photo online from that same angle as the book.

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Post by KruzinParrots »

I agree. I recognize it also. That has to be where it was taken.

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Can't be smathers beach. No passed out college kids.
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popcornjack wrote:Can't be smathers beach. No passed out college kids.
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Re: Book Cover Location

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SouthernSeas wrote:I think I know where Jimmy is in the book cover photo. He is lounging on Smather's Beach in Key West. That HAS to be it. There is the rock jetty and familiar palms. Any further angle to the right, you would be the stone building that houses the restrooms.
I was on Smathers Beach just last month, saw some scattered pig tracks in the sand, never gave it a second thought........... :o :roll:

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Post by Burny Charles »

Here's one I found while using google earth.


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Post by carolinagirl »

Cool. Good, quick solution to mysterious location.
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Post by chippewa »

Burny Charles wrote:Here's one I found while using google earth.


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That's gotta be it, but who straightened up the palm trees in the book cover?

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Post by Burny Charles »

I was wondering that too.
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Post by wiscoleeds »

It's the beach on Sunset Key...tiny little island that's a 5 minute boot trip off of Key West (Hilton Resort launch).

Let's just say I have first hand experience on that beach and have swung in that hammock.

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Post by Bfan53 »

wiscoleeds wrote:It's the beach on Sunset Key...tiny little island that's a 5 minute boot trip off of Key West (Hilton Resort launch).

Let's just say I have first hand experience on that beach and have swung in that hammock.

Cheers
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I think the BNers need to organize a visit to KW and solve this little mystery first hand!!!!! :pirate: :D

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Post by RinglingRingling »

Bfan53 wrote:
wiscoleeds wrote:It's the beach on Sunset Key...tiny little island that's a 5 minute boot trip off of Key West (Hilton Resort launch).

Let's just say I have first hand experience on that beach and have swung in that hammock.

Cheers
Wiscoleeds
I think the BNers need to organize a visit to KW and solve this little mystery first hand!!!!! :pirate: :D
that is what MOTM is for..

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Post by Bfan53 »

RinglingRingling wrote:
Bfan53 wrote:
wiscoleeds wrote:It's the beach on Sunset Key...tiny little island that's a 5 minute boot trip off of Key West (Hilton Resort launch).

Let's just say I have first hand experience on that beach and have swung in that hammock.

Cheers
Wiscoleeds
I think the BNers need to organize a visit to KW and solve this little mystery first hand!!!!! :pirate: :D
that is what MOTM is for..
Can't make that trip.........let us know, OK?

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Post by RinglingRingling »

Bfan53 wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:
Bfan53 wrote:
wiscoleeds wrote:It's the beach on Sunset Key...tiny little island that's a 5 minute boot trip off of Key West (Hilton Resort launch).

Let's just say I have first hand experience on that beach and have swung in that hammock.

Cheers
Wiscoleeds
I think the BNers need to organize a visit to KW and solve this little mystery first hand!!!!! :pirate: :D
that is what MOTM is for..
Can't make that trip.........let us know, OK?
someone will. time goes so fast for being onisland that it's all pretty blurry to me. :D

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Post by Bfan53 »

RinglingRingling wrote:
Bfan53 wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:
Bfan53 wrote:
wiscoleeds wrote:It's the beach on Sunset Key...tiny little island that's a 5 minute boot trip off of Key West (Hilton Resort launch).

Let's just say I have first hand experience on that beach and have swung in that hammock.

Cheers
Wiscoleeds
I think the BNers need to organize a visit to KW and solve this little mystery first hand!!!!! :pirate: :D
that is what MOTM is for..
Can't make that trip.........let us know, OK?
someone will. time goes so fast for being onisland that it's all pretty blurry to me. :D
Yeah, Key West has that effect on a lot of people......... :pirate: :roll: :o

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Post by RinglingRingling »

Bfan53 wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:
Bfan53 wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:
Bfan53 wrote:
wiscoleeds wrote:It's the beach on Sunset Key...tiny little island that's a 5 minute boot trip off of Key West (Hilton Resort launch).

Let's just say I have first hand experience on that beach and have swung in that hammock.

Cheers
Wiscoleeds
I think the BNers need to organize a visit to KW and solve this little mystery first hand!!!!! :pirate: :D
that is what MOTM is for..
Can't make that trip.........let us know, OK?
someone will. time goes so fast for being onisland that it's all pretty blurry to me. :D
Yeah, Key West has that effect on a lot of people......... :pirate: :roll: :o
now if I could just explain the asphalt pattern on my tongue...

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Post by wiscoleeds »

Don't waste your time....
I know someone who was there at the time of the shoot and that in the Sunset Key owners waiting room (Hilton Marina) there are framed pictures of the photoshoot.

Cheers
Wiscoleeds

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Post by RinglingRingling »

wiscoleeds wrote:Don't waste your time....
I know someone who was there at the time of the shoot and that in the Sunset Key owners waiting room (Hilton Marina) there are framed pictures of the photoshoot.

Cheers
Wiscoleeds
but a boatride across to Sunset would be fun...

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Post by ColdWaterConch »

Lets see...where would you be more likely to find Jimmy these days....on Smathers Beach, where the masses gather, or Sunset Key (cough...Tank Island...cough), where the commoners are kept at bay, literally....

:lol:

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