The photograph shown right was taken on Aruba’s Surfside Beach. The powder white fine sand has the beautiful Caribbean Sea gently lapping on its shores. The colorful chairs, palm trees and constant sea breeze reminds you that paradise does exist.
The gorgeous waters offer great snorkeling that also includes an old German WW II Frigate that was sunk just oft the Aruban shoreline.
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua has some amazing fishing. The following photographs speak for themselves. The annual Panga Tournament provided many trophy qualified fish. The young Nica boy has a considerable size Rooster fish flung over his shoulder.
The Nicas, along with the North American community that calls Nicaragua their home venture out approximately 35 miles at 5 o’clock in the morning to catch what the surrounding waters bounty has to offer. The Dorado that this fisherman is literally dragging to the scales is somewhere between 44 to 48 inches long. The fishing was great. But what was even better is how fabulous it will taste once it is bought and cooked up.
Seafood on Nicaragua is incredibly inexpensive. It is always fresh and there are plenty of varieties to choose from.
Ft Myers Beach hosted The Annual American and World Championship Sand Sculptures in 2012. The few pictures below gives you and idea of the talent that blessed our beach. It is a great honor to have the world’s master sculptors illustrate their magnificent creations in our own backyard. The American Sand Sculpture Championship will again be returning November 21. They go through December 1, 2014 on Ft Myers Beach’s south end.
Ft Myers Beach’s sugar white fine sand provides the artists with the raw material they need to create their works of art.
Who doesn’t like dolphins. They are one of the most intelligent aquatic mammals that swim the world’s waters. They mostly like the shallower seas that have the continental shelves. Florida has the warm Caribbean waters of the gulf that provide a near perfect habitat.
Florida’s Keys is home to the Dolphin Research Center. It resides on Grassy Key in the town of Marathon. It provides a great environment for the center’s studies. A mother dolphin with her one year old offspring swims freely around park.
The Research Center also provides a haven for other mammals such as the black sea lion pictured below. The staff feeds the mammals in and around the Center. Spectators involvement is encouraged, but monitored very closely by a marine biologist.
Here is a street vendor in Granada, Nicaragua. How would you like to push that cart around the cobble stone streets 10 to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week?
In Ambergris Caye, Belize you never know where you are going to find a day spa. This one offers great views and a refreshing dip in the warm Caribbean Sea while you wait for your pedicure and/or manicure. After a mud pack, instead of taking a shower, just walk out onto the dock and jump into the refreshing turquoise waters.
When you see this photo of the Cup Cake café, you think of some exotic island or enchanting town in a far off country. But this unique little establishment sets right on Old San Carlos Blvd. in Ft Myers Beach, Florida. It has great cup cakes, along with other items on the menu.
Author / Creator: Anthony Scopel
Photographs provide by: Anthony & Maureen
Published By: YMATD