Walking My Florida Beach to Show it’s Fabulous!

Me! Beach Mile Marker 324 at Stump Pass Beach State Park for The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk, Nov. 6, 2010

Me! Beach Mile Marker 324 at Stump Pass Beach State Park for The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk, Nov. 6, 2010

As I blogged a couple times last month, today was The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk on Florida’s 825 miles of beaches. I walked about 2.5 miles – because when you walk out, you have to walk back – on a gorgeous Saturday morning.

Yeah, it was a bit chillier than usual, a cold front moved in last night, but it’s all relative. Some of my northern friends woke up to snow!

The assortment of shells on the beach was incredible as the sun shined brightly. And because the air was a bit cool (in the 50s, warming to the 60s) the water felt very warm.

Stump Pass Beach State Park, Fla., Nov. 6, 2010

Stump Pass Beach State Park, Fla., Between Markers 324 and 325, Nov. 6, 2010

So I wasn’t the only one who woke up at o’dark-thirty on a Saturday to walk and photograph the beach. Thousands of other Florida residents throughout the state did so, too, each walking at least a mile. We had the same purpose in mind: photograph the beautiful beaches then upload them to show the world Florida’s beaches are oil-free and fabulous as ever.

Sand Dollar - Stump Pass Beach State Park, Fla., Nov. 6, 2010

Sand Dollar on Stump Pass Beach State Park, Fla., Nov. 6, 2010

Check out The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk website to see all the images captured today. Makes ya wanna go on vacation!

Shells in a Tree at Stump Pass Beach State Park, Fla., Nov. 6, 2010

Shells in a Tree, Stump Pass Beach State Park, Fla., Nov. 6, 2010

Be sure to vote for your favorite photo because when you do, you’ll be entered to win $5,000 and a snazzy little Mazda Miata convertible to zip around the Sunshine State and check out the beaches for yourself. I snapped photos for beach mile markers 324 and 325 along with a few other folks.

For more images from my day, check out my Flickr stream.

Now it’s time for a nap!

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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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