February 15 – Biking on Marco Island

Together with three other couples and the son of one of them, we drove the few miles south, over the causeway and bridge, to Marco Island late this morning.  Leaving our cars at the Marco Visitor’s Center we climbed aboard our bikes for a ride through the heart of Marco, past some beautiful hotels

Marriott

Marriott

and one high rise condo after another.

We finally reached one of the few public access points to the South Marco Beach.

South Marco Beach, Marco Island, FL - 2104-02-15Interestingly, the brilliant white the sand is not the soft sand we’ve experienced at other beaches on this trip … rather, it is a mixture of sand and literally millions of broken shells …and not very comfortable when walking in bare feet.

Along the beach, there were the occasional fishermen,

Fisherman, South Marco Beach, Marco Island, FL - 2014-02-15some of whom actually reeled in a “big one”!

Fisherman and His Catch, South Marco Beach, Marco Island, FL - 2014-02-15Meantime, in the skies overhead, there were others clearly more successful.

Osprey with a Fish (b), South Marco Beach, Marco Island, FL - 2104-02-15Heading back to our cars, we passed along the waterfront

Marco Island Harbor, Marco Island, FL _ 2014-02-15where Nancy, Joyce Lila and Debbie

2014-02-15 - Nancy, Lela, Joyce and Debbie, Marco Island Harbor, Marco Island, FLwere picking out their next luxury yacht.

Our last stop was for an ice cream sundae at a local.

MacdonaldsAfter dinner, another night of dancing to our good friends and resident DJs, Tom and Donna Steele.

2013-03-06 - Donna and Tom Steele

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