On another beautiful warm and sunny day, one of our favorite trips is through Sarasota and up the several keys to end at the pier on Anna Maria Island.
The waterfront in Sarasota has many unique statues and sculptures.
The first bridge takes us onto Bird Key
Then onto Longboat Key, with its golf courses and luxury condos
And finally, Anna Maria Island. First stop Bradenton Beach.
Even with sea fog, it was comfortable riding without coats.
Close up view of the pier behind me - Smell was powerful!
Real orchids graced our lunch table.
Sea fog shrouded the bay, so the Sky Bridge wasn't visible today.
Several rays swam near the pier
The rays seemed to be chasing the fishing birds.
Anna Maria Pier's history