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An Island Shuttle February 13, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Travel & Leisure.
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Anna Maria Island has a new taxi plying its waters . . . the Island Pearl.

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The just-initiated shuttle service is FREE on Mondays this month.

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So we hopped aboard to see the island from a different perspective.

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We crossed under the Cortez Bridge as it yawned to admit a sailboat.

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First shuttle stop, the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach.

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The pier houses Rotten Ralph’s where beer is always FREE . . . tomorrow.

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From the pier, we continued south through the Intercoastal Waterway.

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Next stop, the Mar Vista restaurant on AMI’s sister island of Long Boat Key ~ I half expected to see Gilligan and the Professor counting coconuts on the sand.

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On the way back, we swung in close to the southern tip of the island.

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Where fisherman fish and families enjoy picnics in the pavilion.

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We caught sight of our neighborhood as we headed north to Holmes Beach.

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Aah . . . that’s better!