Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday @ Whitney Beach



 Saturday morning we went out for breakfast and then down to our favorite beach, Whitney Beach better known as Beer Can Island.
Click the link for previous post on this beach.
We never know what we will find due to weather that changes it from month to month. We stepped out on the beach where Bob is standing and  below is the path to Beer Can Island UNDER WATER due to high tide.


MadSnapper whined "we can't get there, the tide is in, wahhhhhh and you KNOW I am not wading in water that I can't see what is there, beside my capris will get wet.


Bob says " follow me, see that little path? and takes off through the mangroves.


I follow whining " it will not take us there, you are going the wrong way.."


Bob says "come ON it will take us there ( note he is carrying my shoes for me, so i can madly snap"


Bob says "watch out, sharp stick here, and SEEEEEE, there is the water, we are almost there.


Just a little further he says to the gasping staggering madly snapping snapper...



See: I told you it would take us to the island.


And there it was, our most favorite beach. Beer Can Island on Longboat Key.


Snapper yells "do NOT walk out to the end of that tree" he was, he really was...

UPDATE 7:45 AM Sunday.
Please pray for the family of a 6 year old boy that drowned at this beach yesterday after we left. Pray they will find his body today. He was swept away in the rip currents from the other side of the pass and towards this beach.





36 comments:

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Os momentos passados mostrados pelos belos registo está na perfeição, aliais, quando caminhamos pela natureza faz-nos sentir toda a beleza que nos rodeia, é um privilegio usufruir da natureza como o fez.


Abraço

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Beautiful views...

"Auntie" just stoppin' by, although she isn't ready yet...

GOOSE said...

I would love to walk through those trees. It is beautiful. Prayers for this child's family.
Blessings,
Goose

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh LOVE it! I sure do miss adventuring to different beaches. oh look at the sky. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy SUNDAY. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Enjoyed walking along with Bob thru the photos, Sandra, and glad you both made it to Beer Can safely. Saddened to read about the young boy who was swept away and hope there will be resolution for his family as it seems there was no hope he survived.

Terri said...

Oh my- so sad!

Ann said...

Bob the great adventurer knows his way around doesn't he? ;)
Prayers for the family of the 6 year old. I can't imagine what they are going through right now. So sad.

Muffy's Marks said...

What a lifetime of adventure following Bob around!! Beautiful shots, wish I were there.
Prayers and thoughts go out to that grieving family.

Gail said...

What a beautiful spot...then you had to throw that sadness at me. Will people never learn the dangers?

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that is tragic. i was enjoying the 'sound' of the rushing water and bob leading you the right way.

Declan said...

That's a fabulous place. Particularly fabulous from Yorkshire at 12 degrees!

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh it is so beautiful - and deadly - I am so sorry for that family - I hope they find it. Sandie

Susannah said...

I was so excited when I realized you were going to Beer Can Island. I love it when you go there. It is so beautiful. Going the back way was fun, too.

BUT...I am devastated to think a little boy lost his life there yesterday afternoon. My sympathy and prayers go out to the family. It must have been awful.

Betsy Adams said...

Love this post... Made me smile!!!! You can whine almost as good as I can!!!!! ha ha

Glad your wonderful man knew where he was going.... Great set of pictures.

Will pray for the family of the little boy. How very sad.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

The first and last pictures of Bob are awesome!!!! LOVE the last one of him! He is a trailblazer, leading you through the beach jungle! AND carrying your shoes! What a cool adventure. And as for you, you are braver than me, going through the path in your bare feet, not knowing WHAT you might step on! I love the view picture you have here showing when you first broke through, what your view is.

Val said...

So glad you convinced Bob to help you find the beach!!! Prayers for the little boy and his family.

LC said...

Such a beautiful spot to hold such sadness right now. Prayers in progress for that family you mentioned, along with those for Boston folks.

S. Etole said...

What a tragic event for that family. So much sorrow.

Andrew Fulton said...

I was really enjoying your images as i would love to live by the coast.
So sorry to hear about the little boy.

SweetMarie said...

What a nice time you two had. :) I love these pictures of your journey. I guess men don't always get lost. lol

I will pray for the boy and his family.

What Karen Sees said...

What a wonderful story and adventure....that is until your postscript. Life is always about wonderful times and memories along with some very sad ones.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That path looks rather interesting. I was waiting to see a picture of Bob out on that tree. It is sad to hear that a child lost his life there.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My heart is aching for the family of that little boy. So tragic and sad.

So glad you got to visit your favorite beach, it looks perfect!

barbara l. hale said...

So sorry about the little boy. I hope he is found soon for the peace of his family. And you are so lucky to have an assistant to hold your shoes so you can snap.

A Quiet Corner said...

Awesome pix, Sandra...but how in heavens name would someone let a child swim in that rough water??? Hope all is well and he was found....:)JP

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm glad to see that Bob was right and got you over to that gorgeous island. I love all of your shots of the driftwood, sand and water.

The first thing I learned about the ocean was to never turn your back on her. I am amazed at the chances people take on the beaches. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of that little boy.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Great pix of the beach! The last one of Mr Legs is awesome, but I'd have been yelling, too. :)

So sad about the little boy. Will pray for his family and that he will be found.

Betty Manousos said...

ooh, what a beautiful walk/adventure. thanks for taking us along.

such a gorgeous place! such a beautiful beach! thanks for sharing these awesome shots!

so sad to hear about the little boy.
my thoughts and prayers are with the little boy and his family.

Betty Manousos said...

...loved that "snapper yells: do not walk out to.."

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OMG! What a terrible thing to have happen. It doesn't sound like a safe beach to me. Keep yelling at him..I would have too!

Catherine said...

Well you know you just have to love a man that carries your shoes for you so you can take photos and leads the way to your favorite spot! Such a lovely beach!
xo Catherine

Deb said...

You were at Whitney beach...we were at Lake Whitney...beautiful place...

photowannabe said...

So sad that a place of such beauty can hold danger too. Prayers for the family.
Love your adventure and you really do have a Honey of a Husband.

DawnTreader said...

Bob acting Robinson Crusoe :)
Sad PS to your post though!!!

Paula Fraker said...

Beautiful pictures of an amazing place, Sandra... but so sad about the little boy. I pray they find him.... :(

Mersad said...

What an unusual looking beach!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography