|Photo of Marco Island beaches - Marco Island, Florida (from tourism website - NOT our photo)!|
While escaping this terrible situation, we were not spared weather woes. Marco Island is a beautiful island - from their website:
Nestled on Florida’s west coast and adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico is Marco Island, Florida. As the largest barrier island comprising what is known as southwest Florida’s “Ten Thousand Islands,” Marco Island is known for its mangroves and close proximity to the Everglades, its beautiful, pristine beaches, fine dining, outdoor recreational activities, and tropical climate. linkWe stayed at the Boathouse Inn - located at the northern tip of the island knows as Old Marco Island. It was highly rated on TripAdvisor and the most reasonable place we could find for four days. It was also right on the water - which we love! The Inn is really a well maintained old-time type "motel" with rooms on the first and second levels. The rooms had no views other than the ones at the end which overlooked the bay. It did have a great dock and pool area and appeared to be a very prolific fishing spot since we did see a number of fisherman actually catching fish right out by the dock.
|while dodging rain-drops, we did stop by this great little consignment shop on the main drag.|
|We did enjoy being in this part of the Island and found nice restaurants and shops in walking distance.|