Travel Blogs from Fort Myers Beach
... walk on the beach. We also stopped at the Shell Museum and then took the Wildlife Drive through the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Tonight we had a barbecue prepared by our staff. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw and broccoli salad and chips, ice cream and cookies for dessert. Very nice evening. Tomorrow is travel day to Homestead.
There are various homes and communities on the island that offer beachfront, bay front, or lagoon front condos and what we loved was that all the homes are different. No cookie cutter development here. From anywhere on the island, you are never more than a short walk to the beach or the intra-coastal waterway.
If you are looking for night life and crowed beaches, this is not the place.
... a free bicycle loaner programme so you can pedal your way through the town.
We have already described Englewood (which is our home base)...it includes Englewood, Placida and Cape Haze.
We have loved Manasota Key.
Heading south there is Palm Island (aka Knight Island) along with Don Pedro Island, Little Gasparilla Island and then Boca Grande.
Boca is well known ...
... could overlay an image of a line on the ground in front of you projected onto, or seen through the glass. As you run the line periodically updates and you have to get to where the line is showing on the ground in front of you. If you keep up to that line than you improve your time over the last time. Each day the line gets harder to get to in the given interval. Easier to figure out how to get better every day than carrying a stopwatch.
... for the old broom trick yet.
I've done a little reconnoitering, getting the lay of the land. There is a trolley that runs passed the RV park, and makes about 5 major stops and many lesser ones, as it heads south along beach row. As I did in Zion, on my first trip, I rode the trolley to the end and back to check out the stops. This weekend is the annual sand castle competition and the trolley will take me there.
I've been here all of three days, arrived on Tuesday, Nov 19.