Sarasota bay. Behind the sailing boats you see Sarasota which is one of the larger town a long the coast.
It is always nice to get out on the water. The weather had been kind of gray and windy this day not being a good beach day so it was prefect for something like this. As we were out on the boat cruise the sky cleared up and we had a really enjoyable boat tour.
By taking the boat cruise we also got to come close up to some of the big luxury mansions out on Long Boat Key. Enormous houses with private boat docks and great views over the bay. The ones that can afford these homes have a pretty good life here.
We got to get a good view of the white pelikans that come down to Florida each winter to spend the winter in a warmer and sunnier climate.
Besides the white pelikans you also have the regular brown pelikans nesting on these small bushy islands. We made a stop on an uninhabited island for a short nature walk getting to know more about the local trees and bushes.
The evening turned out really beatiful. A grey day ended with a pretty sunset over the bay.
The catch also contained various fishes, sponges and these super cute sea stars. They were placed in various plastic containers and passed around so that we all could take a closer look. This was a fun and great way to get to know more about the local life of the bay.