Anna Maria Island

Today Peter took a day off. Instead of having all the days off from work during the summer he will take days off when we want to do things.

We drove down to Anna Maria Island which is about an hour away from us. We saw parts of the island, beaches and had lunch as well.

Anna Maria Island is a natural barrier island to the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida peninsula. It’s famous for it’s beautiful beaches.

Driving out to the island
Our lunch place
The view from Rod N Reel Pier to the left
The view from Rod N Reel Pier to the right
The view below us. He kept pulling out fishes but threw them back again.
A pelican
Manatee beach
Manatee beach
This bird was struggling with his lunch as long as we were there.
Dipping our feet in the Gulf

As we both had stomach flu earlier this week we took it easy as we felt that we didn’t have fully charged batteries. We will have to go back to see the City Pier as we didn’t do it today.

We have booked a hotel in Sarasota for the night and will do Sarasota tomorrow. But we had dinner in St Armand Circle which is located near Lido Key where we saw the sunset.