S: Little Gasparilla Island - 2012
FC: PARADISE | Little Gasparilla Island September 2012
1: "If you're blessed enough to be at the beach...then you're blessed enough!" | Betsy and I were blessed to be able to spend 5 days on the gulf coast of Florida. Little Gasparilla Island. It was great "Sister Time".
2: The only way onto the island is by ferry (unless you have your own boat or helicopter).
3: Captain Kevin (boat captain and caretaker)
5: Our Condo - because it was an end unit we had more windows. Betsy stayed in the loft - up the spiral stairs. and I stayed in the room with the sliding door. The lanai overlooked the water between the island and the mainland.
6: No, Betsy is not in jail...it is the loft where her bedroom and bathroom was.
7: My bedroom and bathroom were down the hall past the kitchen, It was a great place for an island getaway.
9: The beach was just down the private boardwalk from the condo property.
10: No crowd for beach space this time of year.
11: OUR OWN
14: "Ocean treasures left on the shore, Nature's gift to adore"
19: We saw this storm rolling in and wondered if we would get caught but it was just beautiful.
21: No cars on the island - this was our cart and the Sheriff and EMS carts.
25: A little chapel we found on the island.
26: Took a ride to "big" Gasparilla Island to see this lighthouse.
29: There was no swimming on this beach but lots of fishermen.
34: Beautiful sunsets every night!
36: ""It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream."
41: We enjoyed watching the the pelicans diving for fish. This day there were around 30 flying up and down the beach.
42: Birds were plentiful and it was fun to encounter other wildlife.
49: The warm sand and cool breeze are wonderful experiences for the senses.