First stop was Lazy Days who happened to have our step motor in stock, and the CB antenna bracket we needed. Now that our important goals were met we decided to go to Fort De Soto for the day. We called Jason to see if he could recommend a place for lunch since he had lived in St Pete for awhile. He reminded us of Lucky Dill, a cool little deli in downtown St Pete where we had eaten many moons ago. We stopped in and got a couple awesome sandwiches to go and headed over the the Fort. Had to pay 2 tolls on the way, but it was worth it, a beautiful day, a bit windy, but nice for our picnic. We got out on the island and stumbled across a very popular kite surfing spot, and it was easy to see why it was so popular. The wind was blowing parallel to the beach, and the area was perhaps a 1/2 mile or so wide, and went out about 500 yards to deeper water, and this whole area was maybe 2 feet deep! And did I say popular, at least 15 were flying around! We decided we had found a perfect spot for lunch.
|A bunch in the background as a kite is being readied for flight|
That's the Skyway bridge in the background
|Getting some air!|
|Flying, with a kite being readied in the foreground|
We found a 1 1/2 mile hike up on the north side of the park, nice and quiet, with the temps perfect we had a good time.
|Pleasant hike through the trees|
|Jan hard at work|
|Hard to see, but that is a frog's snout poking out of this bat box|
|He says, "What's going on up here?"|
|Horseshoe crab on the beach|
Have a good weekend, we'll catch up with Monday's progress next.