To mark the end of 2016, the entire SDP editorial staff took a day trip to Cabbage Key, a small island in the Gulf of Mexico. Easiest way for us non-boat owners to get there is via charter boat from Pineland, just north of Ft. Myers.
The Key is straight out and to the left. We couldn't have asked for better conditions! Calm seas and light sweater weather.
Enough time, though, to take in the sights...and, start to relax.
(The SDP Editor in Chief looks quite relaxed, don't you think?)
Lovely view looking back from the island! (The rooftops to the right are located on a different key.)
Cabbage Key is teeny tiny. No paved roads....and cars are not allowed. About a dozen cottages are here, a short nature trail to hike, and a water tower to walk up (for a beautiful panoramic view). The main attraction, though, is this: the Cabbage Key restaurant! Good food...cold beverages...served outside in paradise. Can't beat it! Not a bad way to usher out 2016.