Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Honeymoon/Caladesi Island

For Memorial Day Weekend we decided to spend some time on the water. Husband and our friend Matt let me pick where we could go this time and I chose Honeymoon Island.
We are trying to explore all of the great beaches and parks in our area and Honeymoon did not let us down.

We launched our kayaks from Honeymoon Island and then explored some of the other nearby islands. We first Kayaked over to Caladesi Island....also beautiful. The water all around us was crystal clear.

The view from Honeymoon Island:

I believe this is Caladesi Island but I'm not sure!
Here are the boys getting ready for some serious fishing.

Husband did pretty well catching bait while I searched for shells.

These Florida Fighting Conchs were everywhere!

We then kayaked over to a smaller island. These Egrets are such characters and they always know where the fish are.

These Horseshoe Crabs were all over this little island. I really had to pay attention to where I was stepping.

This is what they look like upside down ;)

Very sneaky...
Later in the afternoon the waters became a bit choppy for us. We headed out into deeper waters and our friend Matt had an unfortunate incident....he flipped his kayak.
We headed over to help him gather all of his floating belongings but apparently we missed something very important - his fishing pole. Needless to say, we were done for the day after this sad mishap.

Here is Matt crying over his loss:

Even though we had a sad ending, we had a very good day and a great weekend. We are so thankful to be able to spend time in these beautiful areas.

We also remembered all those who currently serve and have served our great Country. Thank you for all that you do and God Bless!


  1. oh I so must visit Florida.. I have family there and I have yet to go... Craving these gorgeous beaches. thanks for sharing your vacation. Love the seagull shot!