Blue Turtle Cruising

Shrimp Fest 2014 on Fort Myers Beach

This past weekend was Shrimp Fest on Fort Myers Beach. For two days the island gets bombarded with folks who come for the parade and festivities.  Last year we attended the parade which was earlier in the day. This year, the plan was to go down to Times Square (where the arts and crafts booths and food are located) in the afternoon. Since traffic is crazy on the beach this time of year, we decided to take the dinghy and go by water. Capt. Tom was working that day, so Mary Kay and Maddie also joined us for the ride there with plans to meet Tom later.

Captain Randy on the dinghy ride
Captain Randy on the dinghy ride
Mardy Kay, Maddie and I
Mardy Kay, Maddie and I

We had a nice dinghy ride there and tied up at the Matanzas dinghy dock. Once there, we went our separate ways to shop and for the boys to get shrimp and we planned to meet up later. There were alot of arts and crafts booths and I found a few things to buy. I bought Sophie a handmade dog collar (red leopard print) from one vendor and bought a pair of sea turtle earrings with a blue stone called Larimar (had to buy them!) from a booth called Colors of the Sea. After shopping we met up at La Ola restaurant in Times Square where Capt. Tom met up with us. After some tacos and margaritas we headed back to the dinghy dock for the ride home.

Just had to take a photo of this colorful coconut fish...reminds me of my parents' boat
Just had to take a photo of this colorful coconut fish…reminds me of my parents’ boat
Street performers were out in full force
Street performers were out in full force
Arts and Crafts booths at Shrimp Fest
Arts and Crafts booths at Shrimp Fest
Fort Myers Beach Pier
Fort Myers Beach Pier
My Larimar Blue Turtle Earrings
My Larimar Blue Turtle Earrings
At La Ola's for drinks and food
At La Ola’s for drinks and food

 

Great margarita's at La Olas
Great margarita’s at La Olas
Even Maddie's new bear likes the margaritas
Even Maddie’s new bear likes the margaritas
Dinghy ride home at dusk
Dinghy ride home at dusk

1 thought on “Shrimp Fest 2014 on Fort Myers Beach”

  1. Looks like another fine adventure! The photos bring your narrative alive. Also, thanks for the link on the Laimar. Of course you had to have those ear rings.

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