This Beach Day Is For the Birds


Here I am on one of the best beaches in Florida — and possibly the world — and the birds are having more fun than I am. Actually, they don't even look like they're having that great a time, as they're all standing seriously in formation and facing forward (except for the ones who are scratching themselves). But at least they're not freezing like me — it's 57 degrees here on Siesta Key, a small barrier island just off of Sarasota, but it's very windy so it feels a lot colder despite the sun. But even in this un-Floridian weather I can appreciate that the sand lives up to the chamber of commerce's claim of The World's Finest Whitest Sand. It truly feels just like baby powder — that has been kept in the refrigerator. Luckily for me there's more to do in Sarasota than just the beach, and I'm off to go find out what that is.

One Response to This Beach Day Is For the Birds

  1. Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels February 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    Ah yes. What makes the sand so special on Siesta Key is that it’s almost pure quartz, so it never gets hot. Of course, when it’s cold that means the sand is really cold. But you are right – there’s so much more to do in Sarasota. Check out Pastry Art – my fav pastry/sandwich/coffee shop. Live music three nights a week and open till 1 pm – corner of Main & Lemon. Weather forecast is for 63 and cloudy tomorrow, but hi 60’s and sunny rest of the weekend. Enjoy!

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