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Changing Face of Fort Myers Beach: Bigelow Center Bites the Dust

Each day as I travel off the island, I notice more and more beach landmarks being demolished to make way for the Margaritaville resort. So far, the old Surf Club (Mermaid), the Pierview Hotel, Beach

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Useppa Island: Playground for the Rich and Famous

We just spent the weekend cruising around Pine Island Sound, doing a little shelling and fishing with friends.  Although I have been here many times over the years, I never get tired of

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Where Have the Scallops Gone?

We just got back from Crystal River where we spent a couple of days scalloping in the warm gulf waters between Crystal River and Homosassa. This was only my third attempt at diving for scallops as

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Coconuts, Cottages, and Casinos

 The BoomThe mid 1920s brought a boom to Florida as more and more Americans were discovering the wonderful beaches and clear waters surrounding the state.  America was experiencing

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