Last week we took out the camera to try to capture the beautiful view from our backyard at sunrise; this week we wanted to share our view in the evening, particularly of the majestic Sandhill Cranes that decided to visit our lawn.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Wayne didn't have to work on Martin Luther King Day, so we decided it would be the perfect day to go back to MacArthur Beach State Park, rent a kayak and do some exploring. As you can see, it turned out to be a gorgeous day. Wish you all could have come with us!
|Choosing our kayak and "setting sail"|
|Leaving the estuary and going under the bridge into the Intracoastal Waterway|
|Exploring the "inland waterways" of Munyon Island|
|Docking at the beach on Munyon Island|
|There was a nature trail!|
|Complete with a bridge over what we had explored earlier|
|We checked out several different beach areas on the island.|
|Then kayaked around the perimeter to find more pretty beaches.|
|I told you it was a gorgeous day!|
|One final stop on a sand bar|
|to check out the sign.|
|We learned what they meant when they said it's best to kayak at high tide.|
|But we made it back safely, and there were plenty of people waiting to use our kayak, in spite of it being low tide.|
|A late lunch of barbecued hamburgers was the perfect ending to our adventure!|
Friday, January 16, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
It's a brand new year! Let's see if I can do a bit better at posting on my blog this year. At least I can start the year with a post. Today's activity was visiting the next county park on the list - Dyer Park. It's a regional park so there's plenty to do and we'll go again some day. Because it was built on an old landfill, there are even a couple of hills to hike up and down.
Today we decided to hike along the mountain biking trail. Part of it was in a forested area.
There was plenty of water, and although there were reminders posted that alligators could be present, we didn't see any.
Part of the trail was out in the open along some dirt roads. It was actually a very pleasant hike, particularly with the cloud cover, although it may not be quite so pleasant if you try it in August.
Happy New Year!!