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A Cuban-American trucker friend invited me for a ride in his fishing boat, departing from his waterfront home in Port Charlotte and leading to Boca Grande, the relatively narrow opening into the Gulf of Mexico, where there's a historic lighthouse and some beaches. I didn't get a chance to visit the island town, but I did get a big chance to appreciate Charlotte Bay and the dolphin wildlife that inhabits it. See my pages on Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda for those portions of the visit that I made in May 2011. I'll try to up my notes on southwestern Florida as I find opportunities to visit the region in the future. This was just an introduction for me.
While I found the souvenir shops at the Fisherman's Village Mall in Punta Gorda to be most kitsch, the Boca Grande... more travel advice
The white sandy beaches, some areas heavy with broken shells, are busy with boaters and beach lovers. Landfall meant... more travel advice
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