About Christel Walke

Freelance writer with wanderlust and two amazing teen boys. Loving life on Fort Myers Beach and beyond. Travel to live. Live to travel.

NOW WATCH ME WHIP. WATCH ME NAE NAE. 

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imagePurple sea whip is a soft coral.
It’s a funky animal, not a plant.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Cnidaria

Class: Anthozoa

Subclass: Octocorallia

Order: Alcyonacea.

#beachwalke #beachscience #inmybackyard #fortmyersbeach #stupidtourist #swflbeaches #sciencebitch #beachnerd #whip

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Dark and Stormy

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Waited too long to walk tonight. Cue the crazy horizontal lightening. Holed up in a parking garage now. Pretty good show though. Enjoying every soggy minute.  #beachwalke #enjoyeveryminute #goslings rum #fortmyersbeach #storm

Things to do Before I Grow Up

Drink a Dark ‘n’ Stormy (or two) in Bermuda. Preferably while watching a storm pass. Indoor location with a seaside view preferred. Must be authentic with Gosling’s Black Seal rum and real ginger beer. Use of any other rum in a Dark ‘n’ Stormy is actually prohibited by law in Bermuda. Accept no substitutes. Mixology credit: British sailors circa WWI.  So thirsty!

Vegans Take Over Florida Beaches

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Found on Fort Myers Beach tonight. I get the avocado, but who brings a sweet potato to the beach? #veganvacation #fridaynightfoodie #notsanibel #beachwalke

Things to do Before I Grow Up

Veg out at the beach.

Great Egret Goes Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

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Things to do Before I Grow Up

Fish like a master.

I spotted this graceful guy catching dinner just before sunset. Standing over three feet tall with brilliant white plumage and a bright yellow beak, my nightly beach walk never disappoints.  #greategret #inmybackyard #beachwalke #beforeigrowup #fortmyersbeach #floridabirds

Hop Along Jim

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The bad news is he’s slightly unstable. The good news is he’s still got a leg to stand on. #pegleg #piratepigeon #beachwalke 

Things to do Before I Grow Up

Rescue an animal in need.