Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Little Marco Island

Monday March 12th we spend exploring the area by dingy.
One of our stops was this beautiful beach at Little Marco, and Keewaydin Island. Marco Island is actually the furthest north of a string of 10.000 Islands along the south west coast of Florida. Early development dates back to 1920 when the land was bought by Barron Collier. Not much happened until early 1960, when a developing company bought the land from the heirs of the Collier family. Since then very expensive homes have been build, all of enormous size. In high season the population numbers 40.000 but in the summer months this drops to 12.000 One of the reason this area is so popular is that the average year round temp. is said to be around 74.5 deg. F and more than four and one half miles of sugary, sandy beaches as seen on the attached picture.

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