On Wednesday we met our former landlords Al & Carol for lunch on the Manatee River at Pier 22- you can come by boat but we came by car- LOL
Then Thursday it was so gorgeous we decided to head over to Longboat Key to Mar Vista for lunch on the Inter-coastal
and this morning it was again so beautiful I couldn't stay away from the water!
the water is so clear you can see the bottom (next two photos taken through the water)
a flock of black skimmers hanging out with a few gulls nearby-
the area between the beach and the parking is lined with trees and picnic tables and a few rudimentary grills for use by beach visitors-
these were my shell finds this morning- a few small but perfect ones- and a few interesting imperfect ones--- LOL