Sunday, December 4, 2011

Railto ~ Redux

We fired off some Iphone pics yesterday that didn't do this place justice. This marina is really pretty and unlike any marina we've ever tied up to before.
So we took a little walkabout to experience Rialto. Many have told us that the place was beautiful and they weren't exagerating.

Everywhere you look could only be described as... picturesque.
Radar was puzzled by all the sounds of birds and the smells of whatever had been there before him.

The marina is not very large. All side ties and maybe enough room for 10 boats, but the magic of this place is not the docks. A fellow named Bear helped us tie up and gave us a golf cart tour of the grounds. Very nice fellow that we later discovered was just a patron like we were. He was just being neighborly.
Then Steve, the fellow in charge, came by to get our info. He offered to send someone by later to build us a fire on the grounds next to our personal dock if we wanted to grill something out. A hickory wood fire grill did sound tempting, but we said no thanks, that wasn't necessary, maybe next time. (If we'd had a good steak... this would've been a different story.)
Folks could not have been any nicer.

 Time has hidden the message, but if you enlarge, it says...

The owner and caretaker keep this place looking perfectly natural, yet manicured. It's truly a work of art. And did I say quiet? After staying a week in downtown Fort Myers (which we like a lot) Rialto was so quiet about the only thing you could hear was fish jumping, birds singing, and ears ringing.
I could go on and on, but I think the pictures will tell the rest of the story.

Pictures on page 2.

 The common area with view of the Okeechobee waterway

Everywhere you looked was another picture.

Then the sun did set behind the trees and with Diana Krall playing some nice jazz in the background, we grilled our pork chops and enjoyed a cocktail.
Another great day amongst many...



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