One Hour On The Sand, Fort Myers Beach – Photo Friday

Every day I drive around town I’m reminded of why I live here. Whether it’s the palm tree lined streets, the 80 degree temps in December or the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico, this place is just flat out beautiful. Dorthy, this is indeed not Kansas.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sneak away to the beach for about an hour and what a glorious hour it was. I had my camera in tow and nature didn’t disappoint.

The Location: Big Carlos Pass, the south end of the island city of Fort Myers Beach.

The Cast: Nature – Sea Birds, Starfish, Dolphins, Crabs, seashells.


Feeding Dolphin

This dolphin was only about 20 yards off the beach in shallow water. Dolphins often hang out in the passes when the tide is coming and going to catch fish. I saw this guy chase a fish at high speed to within feet of the beach in about 2 feet of water. He was thrashing water every where, it was quite a site.


Waiting Fishermen

shore birds

Shore Birds


Pointdexter? Patrick? Stella?

shore birds

Shore Birds


Sea Gulls Taking Flight

I tried to get photos for the little crabs but they were to quick and for me, they scampered into their tiny holes before I could react. Next time you crustaceans will be mine!

I hope you enjoyed the photos of Paradise. It was amazing how much wild life was there in just the hour I was there. I wonder what else I would have seen if I would have pulled up a beach chair and cooler and spent the afternoon!

Have a great weekend Castaways!


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By |2016-12-31T11:58:17-04:00September 9th, 2011|Photo Friday - Caribbean Photos, Southwest Florida|6 Comments

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Just a salty pirate looking to explore and document the wonders of the Caribbean. Professional blogger, rum judge, consultant, marketer, and consumer of blue water beauty.


  1. Brad Beach September 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Great photos, Ryan! You are a true inspiration…

  2. Meredith (Reeftraveler) September 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I love, love, love the starfish photo Ryan! Great shots!

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    RumShopRyan September 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Glad you like the photos guys! Cheers!

  4. Cocoplum Beach House September 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Very nice pictures ( a little late, but just found your site today ). Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    RumShopRyan September 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Never too late Cocoplum! Thanks for the comment!

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