Category Archives: Tampa bay sights

Bok Tower Gardens in early September

Shots from my early September trip to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida. There’s always interesting things to see there. The front door to the Carillon bell tower. From the bell tower area, you can see down into the … Continue reading

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An overdue visit to Sunken Gardens.

Upclose with flamingos. Butterflies buzzing around the pretty flowers. Super sized fish. A few of the plants at the gardens. Sunken Gardens is a 4 acre 100-year-old botanical garden near downtown St. Petersburg and one of the oldest roadside tourist … Continue reading

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Storm moving in on Tampa Bay

These were all taken with my phone on my walk across the pedestrian bridge across north Tampa Bay. It was late afternoon on a Sunday.  I was lucky the storm didn’t really move directly towards the bridge and I got … Continue reading

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“Irma”geddon

We were very lucky to have survived hurricane Irma with little damage. Many of my friends did not have power for up to 7 days after the storm and many areas in south Florida including the Keys suffered a lot … Continue reading

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More from Davis Islands

More pictures from my walk around the yacht basin at Davis Islands in Tampa. Eventually a storm was moving in so I headed back to my car. Shots from my phone of downtown Tampa. Flowers on my walk.

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A walk around Davis Islands yacht basin

So many different things to see around the tip of Davis Islands where the small airport and yacht basin ends the island.  From tiny boats, really big boats and tug boats the variety can keep you busy watching the sights … Continue reading

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A travel back in time

I barely remember going to eat dinner with my family at the Kapok Tree Inn in Clearwater when I was little. It was one of my grand parent’s favorite places to eat so when we came to visit we would … Continue reading

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The “Dead Tree” trail at Honeymoon Island

Over the years Honeymoon Island state park has had many controlled burns on the trail. It keeps the area from over growing and keeps uncontrolled fires from getting out of hand such as a lightning strike. Most of the trees … Continue reading

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Another episode of “Being a Tourist on the Beach”

s I rarely go to Clearwater Beach anymore.  It’s very crowded and cost a fortune to park, if you can get a parking spot. Although, it is fun to go over every once in while to see what’s going on. … Continue reading

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Being a tourist on the beach

Clearwater Beach sure has changed since we moved down to the area almost 15 years ago. The beach was still mostly Mom & Pop motels and now it’s all high-rise hotels and condos. Traffic and parking are insane so we … Continue reading

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