Sunny, Florida, USA

Beach and Sea Shell Fix  June 2010


Had to get my  yearly Florida /Ocean fix and gather a few more Sea Shells to add to my thousands that I already  all over my house and in the basement . ( You think I’m kidding ?) Florida is a beautiful state.  My long time  favorites areas  of beach/ocean/sea shell exploration  lie in  Bonita Springs, Naples, Fort Myers Beach, and  Sanibel .  A trip is not complete for  my best friend Carol and I  if we have not  hit them all.  Renting a condo at the Bonita Beach Club is the best – right on the ocean for early morning  shell searches.  Sanibel is great for everything – beaches, shells, shopping , restaurants and Baileys Grocery makes the best Cranberry Orange muffins in the US!  Beaches?  There are many., many  beaches to choose from – pick a new one everyday. And food?  Joe’s Diner  in Naples is a sleeper – unassuming diner with great food.  Perkins Pancakes  is always wonderful  and the Beached Whale in Forts Myers Beach has the best of everything –  sit  high on their flat  roof/ deck , under an umbrella ,  look out at the ocean and enjoy great food.  Check out the Pink Flamingo in Sanibel for a great burger and Key Lime Pie. Shopping  is everywhere  but  Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach are our favorites. And did I mention sea shells?   A trip is never complete if we haven’t sailed with Cory, owner of  Off the Hook Adventures,  on his catamaran  to the uninhabited islands for the best pickings of shells.  We love Cory – he’s friendly and interesting and  every trip with him is memorable .  This June, he had 2 new ship mates – Chanel and  Mercedes.  These Yorkies came all the way from Italy!!  You’ll have to have Cory tell you the story.


Old motors become Floridian art!


Sit a spell and enjoy the Ocean.


Alligators in Florida?


My first seashell creation!


Ocean Front Condo


Cuddly first mates:

Outing with Cory for shells.


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