Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands is a lovely area in Southwest Florida.
Let me tell you in all honesty that I was truly impressed and I find myself daydreaming and planning a return (a week at least!) So for a world traveler that is a great sign right? 🙂
Even though I did a bit of research online, nothing prepared me for what I saw and experienced. It is simply gorgeous!
What I really loved was the fact that there are no crowds, no high-rise buildings and its inhabitants live peacefully and harmoniously with the environment.
What a nice change from the over hyped destinations on the East Coast of Florida (sorry Miami).
It is the perfect ecotourism destination for nature lovers. You can recharge your batteries and release all stress by being an active participant. There is so much to see and do like: sailing, kayaking and biking among many.
The following images were taken on my way to The Boca Grande Resort from a moving vehicle, nice results right?
Arrival at my HQ.
And this was waiting to quench my thirst…who can say no? 🙂
Many more adventures will follow, so stay tuned 😉
Have you been to Southwest Florida? Would you like to visit?
Let me know!
Destination of the month: Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands
18 thoughts on “Photos of the week: Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands”
Those were great shots from a moving car! Ready to hear about the rest of your trip.
Thank you Sonja, I was in the van on my way to the resort & was pleasantly surprised that the HDR pics came out nice!
Plenty of adventures & funny stories are coming. Hope you’ll enjoy them.
Thank you for visiting!
Beautiful pictures! Definitely agree with you on the peaceful aspect of Southwest Florida. Beautiful coastline, waters and palm trees and every turn. Haven’t been to Gasparilla Island, hope to check it out sometime.
Ah you definitely have to visit Aaron. I want to go back & discover more.
Although I was there a few days, it left quite an impression.
Wait til you read about my kayaking, biking adventures & a place you love, Fishermen’s Village 😉
Will be posting all month long!
Thank you so much for stopping by & hope you visit Gasparilla Island 😉
I’ve been to central Florida. Too much humidity for me!
However, from the scenery side it seems to be gorgeous.
Well this is on the South West & even though it was quite warm, I loved it!
We were quite busy but sure had tons of fun 😉
TYVM for stopping by!
Nice photos, Karla. You mentioned biking so thought that you might like to see the video that I made of the Boca Grande Trail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPcPnmw57FA
I will also eventually do a kayaking video; I am used to taking a camera in the kayak. Should really use one that is waterproof just in case.
Thank you so much Theresa!
Was it a fun trip or what? So many activities in a couple of days but it was awesome!
Very nice video! Well done. Thank you for sharing 😉
Very pretty photos. I never considered Florida a vacation destination (except for Disney World) but after looking at your photos, I must reconsider. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Thank you sweets!
Yes I didn’t see other parts of Florida other than Miami & the Keys BUT I’m so happy to have discovered this beautiful part of the state!
Hope you can visit 😉
Thank you for stopping by!
Haven’t been there yet but will visit early december! hope to read more of your bountiful advice on what to do in the area! have fun! and thanks for sharing!
Oh that sounds good! You will love it for sure! If you have any questions, ask away or I will happily refer you to the Tourism Bureau.
I will go back later & stay longer. Need to go back to the white sand beaches 😉
Well at 6 am perhaps but if you were at beach, it’d be ok 😉
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