Friday

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Everything in it`s place. Much effort and time is spent to ensure that the beach and surrounding area is maintained to provide tourists with a great clean place to sun and relax. The beach is terrific and the wind is constant yet not overbearing. One can spend the afternoon here easily and then cross the street for a great evening dinner or lunch.

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Ft Lauderdale Beach - Florida


The Story behind the picture

Year round, world class family resort destination that has helped draw in the tourists for decades.

Near the Beach
------Click for Video Clip highlights of Beach Restaurants - 43 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Yankee Clipper Resort - 30 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Bed and Breakfast Inn - 42 sec

In the Area
------Click for Video Clip highlights of Hyatt Hotel - 38 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Riverfront entertainment - 1 min 47 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Lago Mar Resort - 26 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Las Olas Boulevard - 57 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Canal Motels - 46 sec

  
John`s Comments
One of the most famous beaches in the USA. Made for enjoyment. A1A, the Intercoastal Highway, is immediately beside the beach, and in most cases there are hotels and major restaurants on the other side. At least 300 feet of beautiful white sand between the ocean and highway provide an excellent beach atmosphere. It is not an everyday perspective, nor made for the average working class individual, but what the heck, it is gorgeous.


John`s Recollections
Everything here is just a bit better, cleaner, and well kept compared to most of the beaches in the area. From my perspective it seems more for a vacation rather than a winter snow-bird experience.
Must admit however, that we have visited every time we are in the area, rarely using the beach but rather walking on the sidewalk or using the many restaurant and shopping venues.

Thursday

Drive Highlights - South Gulfview Blvd - Clearwater Beach, Florida (SUPERB)

Now this is a drive that provides you, as a visitor, an excellent recap of what is available in the Clearwater Beach area. It passes by many of Clearwater Beach landmark locations; accommodation sites, restaurants, and attractions like Clearwater Beach itself plus boating facilities that use the Intercoastal Waterway or the Gulf of Mexico.

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South Gulfview Drive - Clearwater Beach, Florida

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This drive, to me, is a very good example of why so many tourists or snowbirds visit the area. For those that do not go to the beach on a regular schedule, their plans change when they have visitors as this is always high on the list for others. Myself, I always feel comfortable here.

Stops along South Gulfview
------Click for Video Clip highlights of Jimmy Iquana`s Restaurant - 30 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Shephard`s Beach Bar - 30 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Beach Restaurants & Inns - 1 min

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Hyatt Clearwater Resort - 31 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Pier House Hotel - 36 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Beach Activities - 43 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Sunset Pier on the Beach - 3.6 min

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Crabby bill`s Seafood - 43 sec


John`s Comments
Driving north from the bridge that links Sand Key to South Gulfview Blvd and then towards the Mandalay Circle turnabout. This would be considered the prime business portion of Clearwater Beach, although there is a still a northern section after the circle that has many business venues also.


John`s Recollections
A drive taken many times, and many times just to view the scenery. Views of the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach and many of the beach activities are always available from the side windows of your cruise mobiles. Be careful though, as there are many that almost stop traffic to take that extra look.


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------Click for Video Clip highlights of Hilton Resort Hotel - 30 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Sand Pearl Resort - 1.2 min

------Click for Video Clip highlights of French`s Rockaway Grille - 33 sec

------Click for Video Clip highlights of Palm Pavilion Beach Bar & Restaurant - 43 sec

Click for Video Clip highlights of Driving East to Clearwater - 4 min

------Click for Video Clip highlights Clearwater Aquarium & Winter- 4 min

Click for Video Clip highlights of Clearwater to Dunedin - 5.8 min

Thursday

Drive Highlight - Dunedin Main Street - Florida


Spend 3 minutes here and you will have the opportunity to view the favorite small town of Dunedin, Florida where visitors travel from near & far to partake in many of the festivities: Spring Training Baseball, Fabulous Restaurants, Shopping, Festivities (at least 10 different venues each year). One active small town that is made to entertain people.

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Main Street Drive - Dunedin, Florida

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   At the end of the drive you reach the Dunedin pier and once while taking a short video clip, a pelican flew in and startled a group of tourists. Once in a lifetime shot. Will link below.
  
Video Clip of Dunedin pier Pelican arrival

Lake Superior - Harmony Beach, Superb scenery

Harmony Beach is a relatively small Hamlet located on Lake Superior some 25 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. A camping Resort with bar & restaurant is the only business location.  

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The Story behind the pictures

A very central location to view and travel to the many scenic loations in the area. Most are accessed via short auto rides and/or walking. Hiking is available in many areas which includes the Robertson Cliffs.
  
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Lake Superior - Harmony Beach, The Beach

Harmony Beach is a relatively small Hamlet located on Lake Superior some 25 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. A camping Resort with bar & restaurant is the only business location.  

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The Story behind the pictures

Although the beach waters of Lake Superior may seem cool to many the waters reach 70-80F during many occasions during the summer months and it is quite well attended each weekend by the local population from Sault St. Marie.
  
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Lake Superior - Harmony Beach, Sunset/Sunrise

Harmony Beach is a relatively small Hamlet located on Lake Superior some 25 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. A camping Resort with bar & restaurant is the only business location.  

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The Story behind the pictures

One of the highlights is the excellent summer sunsets with Lake Superior as it's background. Each night portrays a different view with many color highlights. Another is waking up early to view the sun rising over the hills.

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Tuesday

Robertson Cliff Hikiing Trails - Scenic Falls


The Robertson Cliffs have excellent trails, yet for a unique experience, visit the Falls on the opposite side of the trail head. Unmarked trail on the north side of parking lot but you should be able to hear the falls. Near Harmony Beach. 

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A very difficult hike across from the trail head where one has to decend a 250 foot drop to the Robertson river. It is not just the drop as it is quite a steep incline. Once there the beauty of the falls and surrounding sights make up for that descent, however, one must get back up the gorge.
  

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