I'm planning a one week spotting trip to Miami in june 2009 for my brother and me, thanks to cheap flights with Iberia from MUC and MAD. I've got a couple of questions regarding
spotting locations etc.
There are two spotting locations I'm interested in, the one at the El Dorado furniture store and the one at the photo-holes.
My plan was to take a hotel which is very close to both spots, as I won't have a car during the whole week (cannot rent one, in june I'll still be 3 months too young...).
I made two small maps, both showing the spotting locations and the hotels:
7750 NW 25th Street
33122 Miami, USA
Days Inn Miami International Airport
7250 NW 11th St & 72 Ave
EW Palmetto Expressway
Miami, FL 33126 US
My question is, can I walk from both hotels to both spotting-locations (like marked in my map) without having to cross dangerous roads, railways etc.? Distance isn't a problem, it's just a matter of "getting there" without being run down, put in jail etc.
I'd also like to visit Opa Locka airport. How does photography work there, do you have to pay for access and a tour like you do at the graveyards at Mojave and Victorville, or do you have to have a friend who works inside of the airport?
Because most images from there look like to be taken with ramp access.
Is it possible to go to Opa Locka using public transport?
Any tips are appreciated, if possible I'd also be interested in a meet-up with some local spotters.
Cheers and thanks in advance,