Spooky aliens, that actually don’t look so unfriendly and threatening – in fact, even a little tipsy and merry, as I’m sure they are smiling – daring to poke a toe into the waves, maybe about to go for a little paddle, though in this case it would be wading not paddling, since these beach-dwellers are in Florida.
I first saw these strange structures about 10 years ago. However, since my first visit to Marco Island they have advanced further and further into the sea until there is now no more beach left beneath them and they are well up to their knees in the water. Eventually they will become completely submerged, providing mysterious castles for fish to swim through and snorkelers to explore.
“I know nothing about them. Some crazy guy built them well inland, years ago,” said my friend, for whom they are just part of the scenery, the first time he took me out in his boat. around Cape Romano.
I was intrigued and now, at last, I have looked them up: not only did I find an article about how they came to exist, including photos of how they looked in their heyday, but there is also a Facebook page tracking their demise, and proving that I’m not the only one fascinated by these dome homes. In fact, they have quite a fan club. I have a feeling there will be some sort of memorial celebration for them when they finally disappear beneath the blue surface.
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