Saturday 8 November 2008

Gasparilla Island, Florida

Postmarked Tampa, dated 21 March 1980.  It arrived on 8 April with excess postage due.  Strange the things that stick in the mind - I can remember my father being furious at having to pay.

Aerial view of Gasparilla Island on the Gulf of Mexico, showing Port Boca Grande in the foreground.

Gasparilla Island is one of several along the Florida Coast.  It is considered to be one of the most beautiful.  Gasparilla Island State Park is at the southern end of the island.  The story that the island is named after a pirate is unlikely to be true.  It is more probable that it is named after a Spanish missionary.Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


  1. That is a pretty good sized island. Can you imagine if the postcard arrived today, what the postage would be? woo hoo! Thank you for sharing. Have a relaxing Sunday too.

  2. Jodi, I keep finding myself amazed at how much it costs to post things these days. A sign of age I suppose! :)


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