I enjoyed a wonderful lunch here, and made sure to bring my sketch stuff. The beach and weather were both perfect that day.
|View from my table|
Naples Beach – Illegal beach chair!
Ok, confession time- I was looking for a beach chair. The first place wanted $20 for an hour! I said I didn’t want to buy it, just rent it for an hour. So on I walked, and soon found these lovely chairs and umbrellas. I went up to the hut, and said can I have a chair for an hour? I don’t need an umbrella, just the chair. He says, of course! I asked how much, and he said, oh no charge, they are free for guests of the hotel. Um, so I said, that’s great! He set it up for me, facing the correct sun direction, and I used it for my hour. After a few minutes, I realized it was the Ritz-Carlton, and the young man didn’t realize I was only a beach wanderer. The ‘real’ guests get a mini-flag pole, so when they raise their flags, they are waited on. Maybe next time I’ll be a real guest, haha.
|Ritz-Carlton beach chairs|