A few of you have asked what I have been up to this summer, so I thought I would give you all an update. In June I had a little down time with family and I also started volunteering one day a week at Cayo Costa State Park on their Turtle Patrol which has been educational and rewarding to be able to help document sea turtle nests. In July I had the honor and privilege of carrying the Prisoner Of War Flag along with my veteran friend Captain Dave Godfrey carrying the United States Flag at Sanibel's Annual 4th of July Parade.
Summer time also means longer humid days, regular afternoon thunderstorms and one of my favorite fruits - the MANGO! I went to the 23rd Annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami which I highly recommend for anyone more curious about this world renowned tropical fruit with over 650 documented varieties. So, you may ask, what is your favorite mango Capt Brian? Well, I it's hard to say with so many different varieties, you will have to do some taste testing yourself if you have the opportunity to visit south Florida in the summer.
For those of you who are regular followers, you may notice that I am posting less on my blog, but it's not because I'm not busy. The writer and photographer in me just needs a break sometimes. I have also started an Instagram account (CaptBrianCaptiva) where you may find a few pictures snapped with my phone when I'm on the water.
Hope you all are having a great summer! See you soon. Capt Brian