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My book was just released in July 2005. As I receive comments or reviews I'll post them here for all to see.
|David McRee has just published a new
book about beaches, including Anna Maria Island. "Florida Beaches, Finding
Your Paradise on the Lower Gulf Coast." It's a pretty nice guide to all
things found on the beach, both good and bad: Good sunning spots, nice
amenities, sting rays and rip tides.
McRee offers some personal tips that can only come from actually going to most of the beaches, too, always a nice touch in what is sometimes not a touchy-feely vein of reporting these days. It's not surprising he knows of what he writes, though, as he's a third-generation native of Bradenton.
Consider these thoughts about the Manatee Public Beach:
"A concrete pier built for erosion control extends for 150 feet or so into the Gulf. When I was a teenager, we carried our surfboards out to the end of the pier, threw them into the water and then leaped in and climbed on. It saved us the arduous paddle through the surf. Fishermen could always be found trying their lock or skill from the pier, day and night. Times change, though. The pier has been rebuilt after storm damage. Now it has railing and warning signs. Jumping off the pier is no longer tolerated. Progress."
The book includes maps, pictures and lots of helpful tips for beaches from Dunedin south to Marco Island. Cost is $19.95, and it's available online at BeachHunter.net. --from Anna Maria Island's newspaper The Islander.
Beachhunter's note: I didn't go to "most of the beaches" as mentioned in the article--I went to ALL of the beaches more than once.
|After a short
delay the new book is out!
BeachHunter's Access Guide to Florida Beaches - Finding Your Paradise on The Lower Gulf Coast is well worth the wait!!
There are more beautiful pictures and more very honest, very straight-forward reviews of the beaches. How many times have you wanted to know about a particular area only to find all available information is about the city and shops surrounding the beach? Not here!
I urge anyone planning to travel around Florida to pick up this one.
David has online ordering available on his site, www.beachhunter.net/index.html or if you're on the islands you can pick it up at MacIntosh Books. You won't be disappointed. - Kim, site administrator, BestofSanibelCaptiva.com 7/19/05
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