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Day 70: Siesta Key to Fort Myers

We awoke this morning, and we rather reluctantly decided to get back on the road.. we are more aware than ever that time is running out and we want to cram in as much as possible.. So we grabbed our USA lonely planet guide book (once again thanks to Helen for the gift!) and went for one last stroll along the Cresent beach in Siesta Key. Thumbing through the book we hit on the idea of heading to Fort Myers, some 90 miles south along the coastline. We are going to stay on the west coast of Florida for the time being. This Coast is the Gulf of mexico. We haven’t yet seen any signs of BP’s little incident, although they are still regularly slated on TV here for it. Our short little stroll along the beach actually turned into a 5 mile round trip hike along the full length of the cresent. We loved the beach here, the colour of the water and the sand – we’re not expecting to see another like it, so are reluctant to move on..

Our short journey to Fort Myers was only delayed by a quick stop in McDonalds for lunch. They are running the Monopoly game competition out here at the moment, and now our money is seriously running out, we have been totally suckered in by their cheap food and ruse of anyone actually winning any money or prizes haha.

Arriving in our latest town early evening,  we took a walk along the beach up to the nearby pier to watch the sunset. We were surprised by the amount of wildlife along this beach – many along the way so far have had birds, but here we see literally hundreds of pelicans, and were pleased to see many Dolphin playing around the end of the pier. We read online that there are also stingray in the water here – we’ll have to keep looking! 

Our latest stop is like a little apartment instead of the typical rooms we’ve been staying in.. this has a big old sofa and dining area/kitchenette as well as the bedroom.. its all newly referbed – we love it !