Tag Archives: Pine Island


Reworking The Phoenix at Sunrise

 In an earlier post I wrote about the Phoenix: “Come sail away with me. I have watched this ketch, the Phoenix, tug restlessly at her anchor for years. Though her sails are long gone and she is […]

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Saint James City Sunrise

I am normally not much of a morning person. But recently, peering out the bedroom a few minutes before sunrise, I notice a few clouds hanging out on the eastern horizon. “This may be something special.” […]

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The Little Red Shack ~ Where in the World

Where in the World? A little red shack on stilts, sitting on a sand bar in Pine Island Sound, in Southwest Florida, USA. Uniquely Pine Island, the Fish Shacks of Pine Island Sound are relics of […]

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The Mangrove Coast Project

Living where I do, on an island in SW Florida, surrounded by mangroves, I have become fascinated with the role they play in the cycle of aquatic life here. These walking trees, as they are […]

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Flying Fish

For over twenty years now, sometime during the month of February, a very strange phenom occurs in the skies over Matlacha, a “funky little drinking village with a fishing problem,” located between Pine Island and […]

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POD ~ Matlacha Rainbow

click image to enlarge An early morning shower over Matlacha Pass makes for a beautiful full rainbow – the other end descending into Charlotte Harbor.

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Fish House ~ One of the Few

click to enlarge Getting crab pots ready for the season at Jug Creek Seafood, which is one of the few remaining fish houses in Southwest Florida still in operation. Commercial fishing used to be a […]

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