A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem
Saint James City is a tiny village at the tip of Pine Island in Southwest Florida and just a short boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a state of mind as much as an actual place. A little bit of old Florida and where I call home. Fishing and boating are a way of life here.
There are no traffic lights on our island, just one four-way stop, and probably as many boats as cars. We have a lot of marinas that sell bait and tackle. At the local Winn-Dixie, the beer cooler is bigger than the one for milk..
After dark, the neon signs “glow” about what is important here and which pretty much sums things up:
“A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem.”