Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wintertime in South West Florida

Old Shrimp Boat - Placida Harbor

I took a break and headed south with the RoadQueen for a little R&R in the sunshine state.  I used to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Atlantic seaboard but after a couple of trips to the gulf coast the bottom end of western Florida has become my favorite.  The pace is very laid back and the scenery is beautiful.  

Every day saw temperatures in the 70's and we took advantage of it with daily beach walks, sightseeing and a private boat trip which is of course the best way to experience south Florida.  

Gasparilla Sound from Boca Grande fishing pier.

Banyan Street - Boca Grande

Boca Grande Lighthouse - Built in 1890

Big Pass - Entrance to Charlotte Harbor- View from Boca Grande Lighthouse.

Stump Pass Beach State Park

Manasota Key

Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico - Manasota Key