Marco Island is in Southwest Florida, 17 miles south of Naples. Kurt and I made a couple trips to the island over the past few days. We biked from Collier-Seminole State Park through the mangrove and logged close to 70 miles over two days. It was well worth the effort although a bike lane or at least a shoulder on State Road 92 would have helped, especially at night!
Our first stop was Goodland. It's an historic fishing village on the south east corner of Marco Island. There is not much there but Kurt and I were intrigued by the non commercial, genuine authenticity of the place. We rode through the streets and admired the houses.
We stopped at the Goodland public boat ramp and enjoyed watching pelicans going about their business.
The remaining of Marco Island is more commercialized. The lawns and the beaches are groomed, a few big chains own real estate there but it still has an island feel.
The beach access is limited to a few public entry points tucked in between condos, hotels and private clubs. We locked our bikes and went on to explore South Beach. On both South Beach and Tigertail Beach, Kurt was inspired to photograph for our fine art photography project Un Petit Monde.