Sunday, January 04, 2009

FL Pics: Beaches

live starfish

sunrise/moonset on Sanibel Island

Blowing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter Island -- the pictures don't do justice to the waves crashing on the rocks. Who knew there were rocky shores in Florida? This one only lasts for about a mile.

We kept finding blue balloons of various sizes on one particular beach and couldn't figure out what they were until we found this more-recently washed up specimen. Apparently it's a Portuguese Man o' War -- ouch! (Check out the wikipedia entry for more fun and fascinating facts.)

Not pictured: we watched someone reel in a 4-foot-long black-tip shark! Kinda like this guy. Matt held the pole for a while while two people wrestled it up onto the sand.