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Friday, April 22, 2011

Beaches and Bridges

Friday, April 22nd    Pinellas County, FL  90* & Sunny

There are many bridges connecting all of the land around this area of Tampa Bay and the Gulf.
Today I spent the afternoon at Fort DeSoto County Park. It is a chain of five interconnected islands, or keys, providing 1,136 acres of beautiful parkland and beaches in Pinellas County.
I missed the ferry ride to Egmont Key as it only departs once or twice a day in the morning.

You do not need to have a fishing license to fish off of the piers in this county park. The birds were anxiously awaiting any dropped fish. I also saw dolphins  - swimming near the pier. I managed to get a partial picture. They were too fast for me to get a good picture.

I walked along the beach and walked the 1,000 foot Gulf Pier and 500' Bay Pier, people watching and watching for dolphins.

I found a shady picnic table to rest for awhile and enjoy a large glass of lemonade, before walking back along the beach to the parking lot. A very enjoyable day.


  1. Sounds like fun! Love the photo of the birds. Are you checking in with the RV place to see how they are doing? I can't wait to see it, it must be hard for YOU to have patience. :)

  2. Sounds like a lovely day. Ummmm, a tall glass of frosty lemonade...that's a real treat!

  3. The large picture showing the Dolphin is cool. Sounds like you are having a great time. The weather looks good for you to.

  4. Hope you have a Happy Easter in Paradise. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  5. I'm just catching up on reading the blogs that I've been 'following' and was delighted to read that you were (are) picking up your new (to you) rv --that is so-o-o-o exciting. Having the rv place do the bed setup is definitely a good decision -- hope it's exactly what you want.

    When I read that you went to Ft. DeSoto, I was so jealous. My sister lives in Gulfport and she & I visit this park frequently when I am down with her. I always wished I had booked a site at the RV Park there in Ft. DeSoto -- maybe one day I'll get back there to do that!

    Enjoy being a tourist -- look forward to reading about your travels back home.

  6. Water and palm trees. To me, nothing else is needed.


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