We don't stay home long, do we? We're here on business, but today there was no work allowed. Took the boat ride to Caladesi Island State Park, one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in the state.
The beach overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.
Shells are plentiful.
I picked up several to bring home.
John landed a Devil Ray.
It's not every day you get to see one of these on a knitting blog.
One last view of the Gulf before we left the beach and hiked the nature trail.
The nature trail winds through the interior of the island. We were told to be watchful for Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes. We didn't see any.
The boat returned us to Honeymoon Island State Park. And, since there was still a little daylight left, we decided to see the sights here too. I read that Americans got their first glimpse of Honeymoon Island in the early 1940s through Paramount newsreels and LIFE magazine ads. The ads promised undiscovered pleasures for newlyweds lucky enough to win a glamorous two-week Florida get-away.
It was a good day.