After Ursula and I disembarked from Adventure of the Seas, we rented a car and headed west from Fort Lauderdale along U.S. Route 41. This drive takes you through the Everglades, and this segment of U.S. 41 is designated a National Scenic Byway. It’s a drive we’ve taken before, and it never gets old.
Our destination on this part of our Florida road trip was a great little place we’d stayed before — the charming ‘Tween Waters Island Resort on picturesque Captiva Island. Unfortunately the cottages were not available to us, so we stayed in one of the guest rooms. Not a total disappointment, but we much prefer the cottage experience from our previous stay.
So, why am I showing instead photos of Clearwater Beach? Because that was the next day’s destination, and I didn’t take photographs during our stay at Captiva. Miserable weather didn’t help.
So, the next day we took a leisurely drive along the coast up to Clearwater, which we would initially bypass to get to our hotel accommodation (next week’s articles).
Clearwater Beach offered up much better weather, as well as some colorful photographic opportunities. Dining wasn’t bad here, either, as you’ll see on Wednesday. Until then, a few more images for Clearwater Beach: