The Place We Call Home – From Above

Great aerial photos of SW Florida. This is where we live, aboard Leap of Faith.

Ron Mayhew's Blog

We are blessed. We live in paradise. A little spot of ground surrounded by palms and tropical fruit trees. On an island. Just minutes to the Gulf of Mexico.

Pine Island Aerials

Saint James City, a tiny waterfront community of about 4500 year-round  residents, forms the southern tip of Pine Island in Southwest Florida. Islands, of course, are surrounded by water and ours is no different. One piece of water with four different names: Charlotte Harbor to the north, Matlacha Pass to the east, San Carlos Bay to the south, and Pine Island Sound to the west.

Pine Island Aerials

We have  neighbors. Hundreds of them. Large and small. Well known (Sanibel and Captiva Islands) and obscure (Panther Key, Mondongo, Punta Blanca).

Pine Island Aerials

The real beauty of the area is the water itself, especially from the air. I expected that, but I was overwhelmed at just how enchanting. It was like being in a gigantic abstract painting by…

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