Tag Archives: Authentic Florida

There was never any question in my mind

And that’s what’s the most FLORIDA island ever?
Here it is:



Beach Renourishment Completed

I guess I won’t be able to play racquetball with Kile any more. He was an engineer on the Great Lakes Dock and Dredge project that spent the best part of four months pumping sand from a borrow area off the north point of Anna Maria Island onto the existing sand in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.

So Kile is gone, and the sand remains. He was a nice guy and a great racquetball player, younger, faster and better than I. I’ll miss him (but not that much in terms of competition; he could always beat me). At least the sand remains.

And the project is done in time for nesting plovers and terns, and didn’t start until after the turtle nesting season was done.

Here’s the Islander ARTICLE.

Another Top Pick for AMI

This time, it’s the Wall Street Journal, thinking there are four ‘authentic’ Old Florida destinations, all on the Gulf Coast.

The writer never got beyond the city of Anna Maria, which is a bit of a shame. But here’s the take, along with Appalachicola, Boca Grande and Sanibel.

Still, I like Anna Maria Island best.