Went for a bike ride from our digs down 9 blocks to the beach in Naples for a swim and had some fun observing some of the local beach life! The good deed for the day was rescuing the starfish before he became lunch for the local pelican gang.
We arrived back from crossing the Atlantic and the Caribbean on Saturday, and have spent the last few days getting acclimitised to the US again after 8 months away in Europe. Its amazing the things that strike us as so different even although they are exactly the same as when we left here! The scale of the Ft Lauderdale area is quite a change from Europe. We’re staying in a little place a few blocks back from the sea, surrounded by giant hotels and condos that stretch upwards towards the heavens; they do provide good shade from the rare sunshine though.
Picked up our rental car today and drove on our first 8 lane highway for a while. Phew that was interesting. Plan is to stay here until Saturday then head over to the Gulf coast to scope out Sarasota where many folks from the UK seem to winter and rave about as a nice smaller town. Should be fun.
Some sights from around Ft Lauderdale.