Living in a Summer Wonderland: Picnic Island, South West Florida!

Picnic Island is a gorgeous little place only accessible by boat just before the Sanibel Island bridge. I spent the day there with co-workers and enjoyed every second of it. One of the many wonderful things about living in Florida, is having the flexibility to enjoy fresh ocean air, sand between your toes, and warm ocean waters whenever you want! Life gets so busy and stressful these days! It is so important to take a step back and breath in all that life has to offer. Whether it is taking the time to be a tourist in your own town or visiting your favorite lunch spot over and over again, we have to strive to make the most out of this beautiful life we have been so graciously given. If we don’t, what is the point of living at all? Live it big, live it full, live it with people you truly love.

During season, Picnic Island is swarmed with tourists and locals alike looking for that middle of the ocean, islandy feel. You are not only guaranteed a fantastic picnic with great views, but you are right smack dab in the middle of a 3 in 1 ecosystem. Like I have stated so many times before, SWFL is an incredibly interesting place. We have beautiful sugar sand beaches, and not to far from that we have panthers, deer, bob cats, and black bears patrolling our forest like marsh! Within the 3 in 1 ecosystem, you have access to great views of the water and sandbar, mangroves and swampland, and trees you thought only existed up North. Enjoy our beautiful day venture through this fabulous island!IMG_4549

Our picnic spot accompanied by Pub Subs, Doritos, and Beer! What else could you possibly need?
Our picnic spot accompanied by Pub Subs, Doritos, and Beer! What else could you possibly need?
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Enjoying some views from the island!
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I have always been a sucker for sail boats!
You will find the most gorgeous trails all throughout Picnic Island! Follow them, take that adventure, and see what you can find!
You will find the most gorgeous trails throughout Picnic Island! Follow the adventure, explore the island, and see what you can find!
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While adventuring, we came across wild flowers.
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Can’t forget the crabs!
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And I definitely can’t leave out the different types of mangroves we came across!
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There are various types of mangroves on Picnic Island. This particular tree’s roots grow up as opposed to down to stay hydrated and absorb the fresh ocean water.
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I am a nature junkie. I find this fallen tree so beautiful. Those roots are unbelievable. Thank you, Mother Nature.
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Don’t mind me while I take in all of this ocean beauty!
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This picture showcases how shallow the water was! The sandbar was so refreshing.
Conch Shells in their natural habitat. Yes, they were very slimy!
So much natural beauty to be found with every turn.
So much natural beauty to be found with every turn.

All Floridians know a perfect beachy island day isn’t complete without some fishing and tubing, so of course we got our fill! IMG_4529IMG_4496 IMG_4499 IMG_4490IMG_4483

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Ladies and Gentleman, I would like to take a moment to show off what fabulous beach hair looks like on a gorgeous boating day. Meet my friend, Andrea, who is rocking the side braid swoop into a bun. A perfect way to look cute, have fun, and keep your hair out of your face! Well done, Andrea! Excuse me, while I tend to my messy top knot! haha.
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I will never get enough of the glistening sparkle of the sun reflecting on the beautiful blues of the ocean.

Thank you for reading Love Bugs. Until next time!

Christina

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