Looking to try a completely different tack on horseback riding? CPonies of Bradenton offers horseback riding and swimming. Great Staff and beautiful horses. If you always wanted to go horseback riding but afraid of falling, no worries if you do fall off you will go a swimm. cponies.com/
The Waterfront restaurant in St. James City has specials every day, my favorite is Tuesdays. The shrimp are .60 cents each and are available hot or cold. I had mine hot with a side of garlic butter, perfectly cooked and yummy! www.waterfrontrestaurant.com/
The red tide is gone and things are getting back to normal on pine island. Dolphins are in the canal as well as manatees. The catfish ironically like cat food.
The mangroves around Pine Island are home to many species including this juvenile snook. This little guy was promptly released after Snapper and Skipper took a curious look.
This my first time being down on Pine Island in January and there are ospreys everywhere. Must be the warm weather and great food.
If you are looking for a healthy organic meal be sure to try the Island Way Cafe at Pine Island center. great wraps and produce too! www.facebook.com/Islandwaycafe/
Castaway Cottage on Pine Island is pet friendly and we just built a new fence to keep your furry companions safe.
Pine Island is not known for i'ts beaches but during the winter months and prevailing north breezes a beach is born at the end of Oleander. During the low tide cycles often there a pretty nice beach to explore.
If you plan on visiting the area consider November. The daytime temperatures are in the low eighties and at night they deep to the upper sixties. Paradise is only 45 minutes from the RSW airport.
Jen & Tim
When not visiting their home on Pine Island, Florida, Jen and Tim live on Long Island. This page is a journal of their explorations of Southwest Florida, including Pine Island, Sanibel and Captiva.
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