My visit to Florida's Gulf Coast featured an eclectic mix of historical sites, art galleries, museums, and beach communities, with frequent visits to wildlife sanctuaries and centres.
Major destinations were Miami, Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.
Sightseeing highlights, part from the numerous nature preserves, included the Edison and Ford summer homes in Fort Myers, the Ringling Mansion, Ringling Museum of Art, and Circus Museum in Sarasota, and the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images. A Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, in both on-screen and printable forms.
Quick Start: Florida-West.pdf
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Link to Pictures File
You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.
We began with a short visit to Miami, but concentrated on the Gulf Coast, from Marco Island north to Clearwater Beach, and returned from Tampa.
Florida Routes Map is available if you wish a paper copy to follow along.
Table of Contents
The Contents table from the picture files is reproduced below. If you wish a paper copy to target your viewing, use Florida West Printable Contents.
|Art Deco District||8|
|Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary||25|
|Edison & Ford Estates||44|
|Sanibel Island Sunset||68|
|Fort Myers Beach||71|
|Ponce de Leon Park||73|
|Peace River Wildlife Center||75|
|Ringling Estate & Museums||79|
|Ringling Circus Museum||80|
|Ringling Museum of Art||103|
|Boyd Hill Nature Preserve||121|