My morning walk started out sunny in mid-December. I parked at the marina and walked in the opposite direction of my usual route. I followed the long sidewalk along the water that heads towards Clearwater.
I found another damaged stranded boat. A common sight since Hurricane Ian and Nicole. Eventually this will get hauled out of the water and probably scrapped.
Looking across the water to the left you can see the hotels on Clearwater Beach.
When I got back to the marina and headed for my car I was walking along the sea wall and spotted 2 manatees close by. I love seeing their big squishy snouts coming up for air. I wonder how old the one on the right is with all of those barnacles attached to his back. The barnacles are not parasites and don’t feed on the manatee. They just live on top and are hitching a ride. They can eventually fall off as well.
Terrific views on your “opposite way” walk!
Any day one can see a manatee is a good day.
Those manatees are cool!!
Seeing God’s creatures never gets old to me. Your other photos are beautiful, too.
Wonderful to see the manatees! Too bad about the sailboat. I looks like it was a nice one.
How great to see the Manatees. We’ve been to the Gulf a few times lately but haven’t spotted them. They are special!