Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sarasota Beach

As ever, the beach at
Lido Key was great as was the hotel, the Helmsley Sandcastle, though the beach was a little eroded over the years! While we were there, we experienced a record low temperature for October, it went down to 44f - Brrr!!

Chilly on the beach

Its Lloyd!!

I had to help refloat this boat that broke anchor and run aground.

sarasota walk south 1 at EveryTrail

Here you can see how the beach from our hotel has drifted down the coast, as it looks like we were walking in the water!

Sarasota walk north 1 at EveryTrail

And here is the walk North we used to do every morning

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Go Phillies!

Finally! Its taken a long time, but the Phillies have won The World Series again. The Walsh family were there on the classic night and there was a parade on the Friday that around 2 million people attended, including Rick and family and The Ronster - What a day it was! Sadly Siv and I were unable to attend as we were still in Tampa, where my Phillies T-Shirt made me popular!
Rick and Ron soak up the atmosphere.

Official Baseball!

Oh dear....

The Walsh family attend the game!

Sorry Tampa Bay...not that we're gloating...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sarasota trips

Siv and I tooks some trips while we were in Sarasota. A daily walk along the beach into St. Armands Circle for a coffee or Ice cream at Big Olaf's, as well as trips to Anna Marie Island City pier, Ted Peter's in St. Petersburg.

The restaurant on Anna Marie Island City Pier

The rental Mazda 6 at Ted Peter's

Siv enjoying her Big Olaf ice cream

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sarasota amimals

This year, in addition to
Raccoons which we'd seen before, we also managed to see Dolphins playing and Manatees grazing.

Manatees in the water

A dolphin playing in the waves

Two dragonflies fighting, the blue one eventually decapitated the green one below, which is either 'Gross' or 'Awesome' depending on which American you speak to!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Philly, Sunday in South Street

On Sunday, Liz and Rick had to go to a Christening, so Siv and I took the Monte Carlo down to South Street for a walk around. While there we witnessed a fire, which some of Philly's finest attended.

Strange hatted man in Starbucks...