3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge ~ Flying Over the Past

“Protecting this country’s heritage…from fishing villages to city neighborhoods, from barns to courthouses, from historic bridges to older schools, from urban parks to rural landscapes…will help make America a better place…Preservations ensures that future generations will have a past to appreciate.” ~   Richard Moe, Forum New {2000}

Fish Shacks Aerial View

photo by Ron Mayhew

These fish shacks first built in the late 1800’s and then again after the 1926 hurricane destroyed them, are all that remains of the many that were constructed and once lived in by the fishermen of Pine Island Sound. One of the shacks served as an ice house that preserved the fish until they were picked up by the run boat that came from Punta Gorda. The fish were then shipped to New York and Chicago and other cities.

I never tire of boating these pristine turquoise waters to see the fish shacks close up, on a high tide, of course. Note how shallow it is. Luckily we have been able to see it from the air. Ron’s photos of the fish shacks are on display at our small Museum of Pine Island.

Thanks to Sylvia of anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com for tagging me to do the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge.

The rules of the challenge are:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post a quote each day for 3 days.
3) Each day nominate 3 new bloggers to take part.

My 3 nominees for today are:

Madhu of: http://theurgetowander.com

Ilargia of: https://ilargia64.wordpress.com/

Janaline of: http://janalinesworldjourney.com/

(No problem if you don’t have the time or inclination to accept this challenge.)


About travelerlynne

Traveler. Writer. Retired Educator.Traveling on and off the beaten path with my photographer husband. Volunteering locally as well as in Haiti and Tanzania, an enriching and humbling experience. A sun lover! Shelling, boating, fishing and watching sunsets. Growing mango, banana, key lime,and pineapple.Making smoothies and chutneys. Enjoying family and friends! Savoring each new day!
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28 Responses to 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge ~ Flying Over the Past

  1. rlishman84 says:

    Lovely. A small part of the world that I had never heard of until today. How wonderful to be able to get an birds-eye view of it too!

    • It really is old Florida, Rachel, and one of the reasons we moved here. In the 50’s the government said all the fish shacks had to go and many were removed. Preservationists saved the rest, thankfully.

      • rlishman84 says:

        Isn’t it funny, that we live in a society that’s obsessed with getting rid of the old to make way for the new – but where would we be if that had always been our mentality? Wales wouldn’t have its castles, Angkor Wat temples would have been bulldozed years ago…. we’re lucky that preservationists exist to counter local authorities’ sometimes ridiculous decisions!

  2. The perfect quote for Ron’s stunning aerial photo. It must be so interesting to go boating around these historic fish shacks. Thanks for doing the challenge, Lynne. 🙂

  3. Thanks for tagging me, Sylvia. I enjoyed doing this series of our local area. Ron has been doing some ariel photography for a writer/historian for her book, recently. There was space on the helicopter for me and needless to say I was thrilled. 😀

  4. Oh, I wondered how this photo was taken. A helicopter. I’m so jealous. I’ve never been in a helicopter. Do you have more shots of Ron’s aerial photography? I would love to see them. What an honor that they are in your museum.

  5. We use to take advantage of 15 minute plane tours of the island, but that isn’t available anymore. Ft Myers has helicopters and Ron hired a pilot so he could photograph all the islands per request of this author he is working for. Had to go up twice, one for morning light and one day for afternoon light. At least in the back seat, I had a door. Ron, in the front seat is strapped in good, but no doors so he can photograph. An hour and a half of pure joy. We loved it. I don’t have any more public views. Just his working shots.🚁

  6. restlessjo says:

    What an incredible view, Lynne! Amazing to be up there, and maybe even more amazing to be able to boat around them. Fantastic! Love your responses to this challenge. 🙂

  7. Kings On the Road says:

    Always love boating and seeing the shacks. Lots of skinny water for sure!! One of our last boating trips was in that area. Spent the day just taking it all in. Love the aerial photo. We are taking a boat Wednesday to see Portage Glacier.

  8. Hi there. I’m sure you took in lots of great sights when you last boated these waters. I look forward to hearing about Portage Glacier. It must be beautiful where you are.

  9. Amy says:

    The quote goes perfectly with the beautiful photo! Stunning view! 🙂

  10. Madhu says:

    A wonderful subject Lynne. And i love your title!.Wishing I could have been on that helicopter with you 🙂 Does Ron have more photos on his blog? Thank you very much for nominating me. Not sure I can participate, shall try my best.

    PS: I didn’t receive a ping-back, perhaps because you linked to my blog URL rather than a page or post.

  11. Ron hasn’t posted any aerial pictures on his blog, yet, One of these days. You would have enjoyed the view from the helicopter, Madhu, although it was hard for me to get any good photos from the back seat. I was the tag-a-long that day and enjoyed every minute. 🙂

  12. Lynne, these three posts with pictures and quotes are stunning. What an impressive sequence!

  13. Our little corner of SW Florida is special and this was a way of remembering it. ⛵️

  14. Beautiful quote that reminds us to maintain the sustainability of each development made by human. I love the image too, it is perfectly blending to the quote..

    • Yes, definitely. If we don’t preserve the past, then mankind’s sense of caring is destroyed, too. Thanks for commenting, Indah. I had nominated you for this challenge but forgot to add a ping back to let you know. Am glad you’re doing it, though.

  15. cindy knoke says:

    These are amazingly beautiful and I have never seen or heard of the before. Thank you for posting~

  16. vb holmes says:

    Fun to visit some of your special spots, Lynne–and to enjoy Ron’s beautiful photos. A real treat.

  17. Am glad you enjoy them,VB. I appreciate your commenting.

  18. What an experience for you & Ron to have gotten a bird’s eye view of this dramatic scenery! When you boat around the waters, do you pilot yourselves?

  19. We retired in this area to specifically boat and fish, Tricia, and to raise some fruit trees since we are below F lorida’s freeze line. It’s an agricultural island with no beaches. We have our own boat and Ron is Captain, Navigator, and chief fix it person. We go to beaches by boat instead of by bridge. It is closer and less traffic. Thanks for checking in since I haven’t posted in quite a while, etc. We are on our three week trip in Europe and presently in Budapest. 😊

  20. i am online very little, dear friend, though i’ve noted that your smiling icon has been absent for a long time. hope all is going well in your life

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