Yesterday Chris (a long time brilliant photographer) and I were talking about film and the switch to digital...the quality versus the savings, cameras, playing with photos, etc. Remember waiting a week or so (and then there was 1 HOUR!!!!! processing, oh my!) to get your photos? Well, of course Chris processed his own, but I wasn't that dedicated, or good enough to be that dedicated, but still. It wasn't take 'em, share them. Of course, I resist having a facebook blog on my now antique phone - forcing myself to have to load them on the computer and do it a slower way. So in result, traveling makes for less than HERE I AM!!! sharing.
Bear with me, por favor, I'll get there. One day I'll put together the way too many but fun or good or interesting photos I leave out all the time because I think y'all might just have other things to do.
Chris and Kay took me to Anna Maria Island and Cortez yesterday, two places in Florida I've never been but I will be back for sure. Lots of old Florida feeling, a couple of great bar/restaurants - there are more but we hit two of them. It was a no hurry, no worry driveabout and I felt the homeless of the Left Coast even more. Which is saying a lot for an Atlantic Ocean woman.
|Holy osprey nest!|
|We were out on this short pier that also has a bar and restaurant. Very cool.|
If I lived here, this would be my home bar, I'm pretty sure.
|That Coppertone girl gets around.|
|The beach in this area is a designated park. No frills, just a few miles of parking spaces|
and beach. And an inlet to the inter coastal on the other side of the road.
And a boat ramp. Grills, tables, all the things you want and nothing
|I wondered if this was an old pier but learned it was really an erosion device.|
So much better than concrete!
|Chris and Kay. We were going to take a longer walk but it was soooo hot.|
|Just one of many cool homes. More tomorrow.|
|Instead we headed to another cool spot for drinks and eats.|
|Instead, we went to Cortez, an old Florida fishing village|
that is STILL a working fishing village.
|This is for you, Jonny.|
|I think we need this on Culebra.|
|And this too. Some artist needs to get busy.|
|A working fishing boat.|
|An osprey, with Sarasota in the distance.|
|Chris said this is one of the traditional Cortez fishing boats; |
this one looked like it was being used for charters.
I thought about our yolas...
Finally I saw this place to get off the road and pulled in. My fingers were sort of glued to the steering wheel; it was time to rehinge my body and brain.
|Once upon a time|
|Darn it! The museum wasn't open.|
|Inside, a cowboy - a really good looking cowboy, by the way,|
told me that once I got past the light, it was 4 lane the rest of the way.
I was very grateful to hear that.
|View from my shadeless camping site. That works.|
Have a make more memories Monday. Do something mighty!