A last look at Clearwater Beach before we head out to a very historic, recently renovated and transported hotel:
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Time for a late lunch along Causeway Boulevard at Crabby’s Dockside. That 37 Causeway Blvd. address is actually a bit misleading. The restaurant is more easily approached from Coronado Drive.
One look at the menu sold us:
Alas, the air conditioned spaces had a wait, so we went up to the open air third floor deck:
Despite the warmth of the day, and the touch of humidity, we enjoyed both the meal and the views:
Ursula opted for one of her favorites, the stuffed flounder:
It was rather tasty, and came with a choice of two sides. For this Ursula chose the coleslaw and the mashed potatoes:
I went with the fried grouper and shrimp, and I paired those with slaw and fries:
Let’s take a last look at Crabby’s from the Coronado Drive approach:
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: