Thursday, February 09, 2012

DAY EIGHT: SHELL ISLAND

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip.............

We rented a pontoon from Rec Services here on base, and Ernie, me, cousin Karen, Karen's husband Dave  and Ben, Dave's nephew , took off on a 4 hour tour.  Actually 4 1/2 hour tour.  And it was a great trip, not a fateful trip!

We had supervision as we loaded the boat.
It may have looked like a nice warm day........
but it was a bit nippy!  Notice hubby's  Minnesota fleece jacket, and Karen's hood?   She also had gloves on!
But once we got to Shell Island, and crossed over to the gulf side, it was lovely.  Very nice and warm, 
 perfect shell hunting weather!
 Another very nice boardwalk from one side of the island to the other.
 Have you ever seen such clean water?
 Or such white sand?
 I love that about it, the clean, pure, white look.
 Cousin Karen and her hubby, Dave.  They are very special people.
 Would you like to live this close to the water?  It is pretty.  And think of the gorgeous sunsets!  Except for days like today when the sun wasn't around at sunset time.

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

4 comments:

linda said...

in florida on the keys? nope...hurricanes kind of scare me. pick up a shell for me..i am jealous! it's quite lovely there, such a clean beach and that crystal clear water. hmm..xoxoxo

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Glad you made it back, I was almost afraid to read the ending . . .

Paxie said...

Oh my gosh these are gorgeous!!

I wanna go!

Denise said...

Beautiful beach and water!