Today, we travel to a hidden paradise.
Our adventure begins with a ferry ride from Honeymoon Island State Park.
From the mainland, notice how calm the emerald-green sea is.
The captain excitedly announced, “Dolphins to your right.”
One playful dolphin approach the ferry-boat. It made an impressive aerial jump. We all went wild!
As we entered a cove full of tall palm trees, the captain told everyone, “We’ve reached Caladesi Island. Welcome and have a great time. Just remember the departure times and be sure to be here when the last ferry leaves. For those who will miss it, don’t worry, the next ferry arrives tomorrow. FYI, if you want to survive the night, stay away from the wild animals and snakes.” Everyone laughed. Was it a joke or a warning?
So many wooden trails. Which one leads to the beach? Great luck, the family next to us knows this island well. Let’s follow them.
Blue green waters ahead.
Before taking a dip, grab some beach chairs and umbrellas. It’ll be one hot day.
Now, that we’ve settled and applied our sunscreens, it’s swim time.
The water’s warm and refreshing. Feel the soft powdery white sands beneath our feet. Incredible!
Did I forget to tell you about the sting rays that leaves around these waters? Don’t panic. Let me teach you the sting ray shuffle. It stirs the sand warning a sting ray to swim away. It works if we all do the shuffle right. Let’s try it, “Step, step, shuffle, shuffle. Step, step, shuffle, shuffle.” Great job!
“Ah, life is better the beach.”
Body Board Surfing.
Sweet and delicious Cantaloupe.
Relax and be happy.
Wish we didn’t have to but it’s time for the last ferry to leave.
Goodbye Caladesi. Thank you an amazing Summer adventure.