Travel and Photography – Treasure Island, Florida

We spent a week on the beach at Treasure Island, Florida, in mid-July. Treasure Island is in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area.  We had a great time, although it was very hot some days!

If you’re into collecting shells, this is the place for you. The beach was lousy with them early in the morning, when the tide was low.
We spent a day at Busch Gardens in nearby Tampa. We saw many beautifully colorful birds.
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is very nice, but the Wetlands Exhibit is extraordinary.

I loved this blue-billed duck.
Day at the Beach
Double Rainbow
Full rainbow on the beach. Does it get any better?
There were wild sting rays all around our boat on our fishing trip. It was awesome.
Lovely fishing spot
Beautiful view from our fishing boat.
Baby Dolphin spotted on our Dolphin Watching Cruise.
We don’t see a lot of pelicans in the Midwest, so I love seeing them on vacation.
I didn’t even know pelicans hang out in trees!
We had heard about the magnificent sunsets on the Gulf. Most nights the clouds covered the sun, but it was still beautiful.
The clouds produced an interesting shadow in the sky.

I’ll close with one of my favorite sunset photos.  There may be more details to come about some of our favorite excursions!  I’ve tried not to over-schedule us this summer; yet in the blink of an eye, summer is about over already.

 

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9 thoughts on “Travel and Photography – Treasure Island, Florida”

  1. This looks and sounds like such a great time! I’m now in my 20s, but I remember taking family trips like this when I was younger. These are definitely memories that will last a lifetime!

  2. Oh. My. Goodness! These pictures! The place is so beautiful! One day I will be living in a place like that. Watching the birds. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets….

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