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Coquina Beach, Bradenton FL

November and March are super months to be in Florida. The weather is great and the beaches are uncrowded. So we decided to skip the crowds at "Ribfest" and go for a daytrip down to Bradenton, or more specifically, Anna Maria Island, which is about an hour drive from our parking spot in Tampa. There's a nice stretch of beach on the south end of the island called Coquina Beach. The water is shallow and warm (70s this time of year), and you can walk for miles along the powdery soft, pure white sand.

While we were at the beach, we heard from Bobby and Danine. They were driving back from Michigan to their home in Virginia. You might remember we courtesy parked with them a few weeks ago. Well, they are now the proud owners of a new Airstream Safari 30 bunk, like ours. Congratulations! Bobby, Danine, and Elise are now one step closer to their great full-timing adventure next year. We are very much looking forward to seeing them on the road.

No photos today, sorry. It was a vacation day. (But here's our Google Earth location that day.) We just chilled out all afternoon, walking, splashing in the water, and having a picnic lunch. We stayed until sunset. Hardly anyone was there all day, which continues to amaze me. We could have brought the Airstream after all -- the parking lots were mostly empty. Florida in November is a great deal for beach lovers.


Hi again;
This year, we've planned to go to San Francisco for the greeting season (dec 26 to jan 8); Where are you during this period?
i have to repair the missing "rendez-vous" of last year in the Anza borrego desert ...


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