Blue Turtle Cruising

Week in photos

It’s been a little crazy the last few weeks as many of our northern neighbors are beginning to return to the marina to spend the winter here. We’re glad to see our friends return and the weekly dock parties have resumed.

Last Sunday, Randy and I took a bike ride down Fort Myers Beach to check out the Fort Myers Beach Marathon. The races were close to ending, but we decided to take the bikes up to the top of the Mantanzas Bridge that the runners were going over. From there, we had a gorgeous view of the back bay and island as well as the Gulf of Mexico. After that, we stopped for breakfast at Gulfshore Grill. On our pedal home, we came across the most tame group of cormorants sitting on some posts just waiting for me to take their photos.

View of the back bay, Matanza Inn and the Gulf of Mexico beyond
View of the back bay, Matanza Inn and the Gulf of Mexico beyond
View of the back bay, Bonita Bill's and Doc Ford's
View of the back bay, Bonita Bill’s and Doc Ford’s
Three little cormorants sitting' pretty
Three little cormorants sitting’ pretty
Cormorant close-up
Cormorant close-up

On Friday, I found a Craigslist list ad for a few beach bikes. I’d been wanting a simple 1-speed beach cruiser with pedal brakes since they are more comfortable than my old mountain bike. Randy and I agreed I would get a new bike and he would use my mountain bike since it was much better than his bike.  Since my birthday is less than a month away, I’d told Randy he could get me the bike as my gift. We called about the bikes and visited the person’s home to view them. There was an old man who had hundreds of bikes of all kinds in his garage and 2 sheds. I began test riding a few of the cruisers and settled for a purple Shwinn Del Mar. He even threw in a basket for us.

photo of bike on beach
Friday evening cruise on my new (to me) beach cruiser

Corey’s latest obsession has been surfing. He checks weather.com and swellinfo.com hourly and checks out about 4 different beach cams in the area every morning. So Saturday afternoon, he convinced us there were waves he could surf, and so we packed up the cooler and surf boards and headed to the Diamond Head Beach Resort. For some odd reason, the waves near the Diamond Head actually break and are generally larger. We also took Corey’s friend, Maddie, who has also shown a great interest in learning how to surf. We all had a great time at the beach.

Corey attempts to get up on the board
Corey attempts to get up on the board
Corey's up as Maddie tries
Corey’s up as Maddie tries
Two little surfers
Two little surfers
Maddie catches a wave!
Maddie catches a wave!
Corey catches a wave!
Corey catches a wave!
Maddie shows her surfer style
Maddie shows her surfer style
A perfect ending to the day
A perfect ending to the day

1 thought on “Week in photos”

  1. Excellent adventures captured by striking, appealing photos and enhanced with clear and precise narratives that bring the adventures alive! Oh is it partis or parties?

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