Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Siesta Key Vacation in March of 2014

Jared and Lon always attract attention as they make their way to go fishing down the beach.  They walk to a point south of Crescent Beach, beyond Point of Rocks.  Inquiring minds want to know what these guys with their fishing poles are up to.  Here, Jared is showing these guests at Siesta Dunes pictures on his phone of the fish they've caught.    

Every morning, the pool area and the lounge chairs are hosed off and the pool and Jacuzzi waters are tended to.  The chairs are meticulously placed in groupings of three and also in rows on the opposite side of the pool. 

The gulf side deck is hosed down and its lounge chairs are also cleaned and placed perfectly.  

Everything at the condo complex is meticulously cared for on a regular basis.  

Rarely is the beach empty.  Joggers and walkers regularly pass across our view of the beach from the condo windows and balcony.

I was puzzled by that light gray band along the horizon.  Jared thinks it was rain. 

We often forget to use this walkway to the beach.

Ribs, baked beans, potato salad, rice and bread are delicious at Mr. Bones.  It is on Anna Marie Island, a beautiful drive from Siesta Key. 

Inside Mr. Bones.
How about those clouds?
Early morning light.
Frequent rain had brought the grass to this beautiful shade of green.
Sea grasses are allowed to grow freely in several areas adjacent to the beach.
We watched three workers bring that tall palm tree in on a truck, lift it off with that end loader and put it in the hole they'd dug.  The end loader had a hook that went into a loop fastened around the middle of the tree trunk.  That's how they got it off the truck.  Amazing.

On our way to dinner.
Jared's catch.  He was fishing while we kayaked around Turtle Island.  This snook pulled his kayak for quite a while.  Jared tried to keep his kayak between the snook and the mangrove.  Eventually, the snook headed into the mangrove, but Jared was able to get out of his kayak in the shallow water while keeping a good hold of his pole.  He untangled the line from the branches and reeled the fish in. 
In spite of Lon's fingers, you can see how large the snook was by comparing it to Jared's legs and shirt.  After taking pictures, he let it go.  That's his kayak on the right. 


Cap Chastain said...

The gray band out on the horizon you mentioned in an above photo is a FOG BANK .. Smiles .. Cap and Patti ..

Cap Chastain said...

This aging thing sure can be frustrating! I do NOT recall a Key out in the Florida Keys named Siesta Key. The photos sure are great and hope the vacation was also great in all aspects .. Smiles .. Cap and Patti ..

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

A fog bank....thank you for that. Siesta Key is along the gulf side of FL, beside Sarasota.