Some Navy Lodges are quite old and miserable. This one however rivals that of a Marriott, and clearly will serve us well as a basecamp on this trip and in the future. As we pull in late at night, the squall has knocked out power. However, it must happen quite regularly since Generators are powering quite a bit of the property. As an interesting aside, power was first brought the island 1920s, but the fresh water was not available until the US Navy finished the pipeline from Miami. Today, all the fresh water still comes in from Miami. Nonetheless, we are tired travelers and won't need but bit of power to dance with the sandman. All was fine by the following daybreak.
The next morning we ask the front desk for recommendations for breakfast. Harpoon Harry's is a bit off the beaten path, but it does not disappoint!
Honestly, we had no idea how close we were going to be to Old Town/Duval Street. With that, we take the HarborWalk Boardwalk a few more blocks and step back a moment in time.