Yep, Duval sucks! But after two trips, I have now started to find a few decent spots. I hope to get out in a boat next time around. My main observation is that Miami is surprisingly beautiful from the air. I think it's really quite beautiful the way the skyline mingles with the ocean. And the flight from Miami to Key West... it's a wonderful tour of countless little islands that appear as bright green dots amid the vibrant colours of sand and coral mingling in the blue water currents. Key West itself.... not my cup of tea. The banyan trees are just about the only genuine items I was able to find. My brother sailed out to the Dry Tortugas and had nice things to report- I will add that to my list.