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Siesta Key, Florida
Our friends, Shirley and Peter Jerome, have been going to Siesta Key in March for a number of years. We decided to visit the area and see for ourselves what makes them return year after year to Siesta Key.
Siesta Key is a barrier island off the central western coast of Florida. It is situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, and it is affectionately known as Sarasota’s favourite island. Siesta Key is an 8-mile long crescent shaped barrier island which can be reached by two drawbridges.
We flew to Tampa via Washington and rented a car at the airport. It was a picturesque drive to Sarasota, and we drove over one of two drawbridges to reach our accommodation on the island. There is a bridge at both the South and the North ends of the island, and the bridges span the Intracoastal Waterway.
David J. Hanington was born in England and spent his career as a Fine Arts conservator who specialized in rare books and archival materials. He immigrated to Canada in 1970 to take a position with the Public Archives of Canada. David retired in September 2000 from the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa, Canada. http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca Since his retirement, he has found time to pursue his interests in travel and photography. He has produced many A.V. shows of vacations that he has taken with his wife Sandra.