Siesta Beach, Sarasota
Siesta Beach faces the gulf on Siesta Key, a barrier island off southern Sarasota. The sand is made of quartz silica and is the quality of confectioners sugar. It squeaks when you walk on the dry stuff. The white crescent is one and a half miles of sugary sand. When I lived here I walked the length and back in the dry sand three times a week. I haven't exercised regularly since. How do you compete with this?
I've been hanging about, eating in tiny cafes with friends and family. It's been wonderful and I'm already aching from the thought that I have to go back to the cold and snow soon.