After a breakfast of waffles, scrambled eggs with cheese and salsa, and a Danish, I checked out of the Spring Hill Suites. Looked at the breakfast bar as I left, to grab an apple for later. One left, with a few holes. I declined. The buffet now had sausage patties. That chaffing dish had potatoes when I had breakfast.
They were not sure where the trail went, either. I took some photos, they disappeared.
There it is
Once known as Sarasota Key, the island was renamed Lido Key as part of the 1920s Ringling Isles development. The project created modern Lido Key from several small islands enhanced by millions of yards of cubic fill. Neither Ringling nor subsequent owners commercialized this fragile point.
The "fragile point" being South Lido Park
Where traffic just beyond the trees did not seem to bother roosting pelicans, cormorants and great blue herons.
The sunlight really was dancing on the water when I took this picture.
I did the Yakdave free tour
Besides, I would have missed Snoopy over my house. Close enough to hear the engines. I'll just have to catch the sunset this weekend at Sanibel. One of my brothers will be in Fort Myers on business.
John Ringling is not the only Badger with a Lido connection. As you know, Boz Scaggs was in a band with Steve Miller and Ben Sidran in Madison in the early '60's. If the boat were a kayak,
Lido may not have missed it when he left the shack.