Adios Tampa Bay

Tomorrow we begin to wind our way north back to the cold wilds of the Northland. We say goodbye to pelicans, spoonbills, herons, young men in speedos and bikini babes. Back to the mountain without Cine Bistro, sushi resturants and without our lifelong friends that took such good care of us.

We will be back Tampa Bay next winter and instead of being in a beach hovel we will be in a lovely little house in Dunedin about 500 feet from St. Joseph Sound. Until then, adios.

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Tampa River

Tampa River

Shadows of Palm

Our time in the southland is drawing to a close. Soon we will be winding our way north ending our southern hiatus will end. Like the Robin, hopefully we will be the harbinger of an early Spring. Like this image, golden warm sunsets will be shadows until summer arrives.

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Shadows of Palm

Shadows of Palm

Bok Tower

The beautiful tower complete with carillon was built by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edward W. Bok in 1929. You can stroll the magnificent gardens while listening to classical music on the amazing carillon performed by famous music masters from Belgium, France and the USA.

It is located in Lake Wales Florida and at the highest point in Florida offering great views of the citrus groves surrounding the area. You can even tour Mr. Bok’s house and just imagine living there in the 1930’s

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Bok Tower

Bok Tower

Long Boarding

I have observed people do this in Maui, Cancun and Florida. This young lady made it look easy but in my heart I know it’s not and requires something I have always had in short supply. No not guts, but balance has never been my strong suit.

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Longboarding

Longboarding