On Siesta Key
This is the view that will greet you at the start of a perfect day. This picture was taken from the bed in the Master Suite looking out the 4 x 6 foot sliding window that is only a few feet to the left. When its going to be a cool night, we often turn off the air conditioner and open this window to enjoy the gentle Gulf breeze. There are few things more therapeutic than sleeping with the persistent sound of the waves lapping at the shore. After just one night of that, the stress of the “real world” is a distant memory.
Coffee with the Dolphins
With our priorities magically aligned during the night, we brew a fresh pot of coffee and adjourn to the lanai to welcome the new day. With the sliding floor-to-ceiling glass panels open wide, and the gulf breeze filling the air we sip our coffee while watching Pelicans, Gulls and Ospreys dive for breakfast. If we’re patient a pod of dolphins will likely cruise by and put on a show too.
The Morning Walk
With the bliss of a “Siesta Attitude” we make our way to the beach. There’s no need to hurry, fresh shells wash up with every wave, and the only decision we’ll need to make when we reach the water’s edge is whether we’ll walk to the north or the south. Today we chose the blissful solitude of a walk to the south.
With frequent pauses to pick up seashells and enjoy the morning antics of the shorebirds, our pace is more akin to a leisurely stroll than a purposeful walk. The Blue Herrings often strike a pose to appear as though they are focusing on something that must be very important, but the White Ibis are far too busy sifting the waves for tiny treats to notice our passing. The Sandpipers operate in groups that scurry back and forth as though they are afraid to get their feet wet. Life is good…
A Pirates Booty
The best shelling on Siesta Key starts behind our condo and extends for miles to the south. We’ve yet to find any gold doubloons during our morning beach walks, but for us a booty of seashells, a few pieces of well-smoothed sea-glass, and maybe a fossilized shark tooth or two is treasure enough. Be forewarned, if you have a seashell collector in your family, you might want to pack an extra carryon bag so you have a safe place to store your treasures for the flight home.
It’s anyone’s guess what we might do between our morning walk and sunset. Some days it will entail no more than reading a good book on the beach, or if the Snook are biting, casting a line into the waves. Other days we might decide to take a scenic drive, or just aimlessly explore. It doesn’t really matter because it will be fun, and we know there is a front row seat on our lanai waiting for us to toast yet another amazing sunset.
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