Heading in the other direction.

My sisters and I took the Cross Bay ferry from St. Pete to Tampa over Thanksgiving weekend one afternoon. When we got to the Tampa side we had a few minutes to walk around before heading back to St. Pete. You can take a later ferry but we took the next ferry back since we had plans later that day and well, we’ve spent a lot of time here before. I snapped the above before getting back on.

Passing back by the big boats as we were leaving.

The view from the upper deck including the selfie with my phone.


Lots of boats were following us out of the channel since it was a beautiful day. It looks like there was a sailboat class in the bottom picture. Lots of tiny white sailboats to the left of the yacht basin.

Bye bye Tampa (at least for a couple of hours).

SkyWatch Friday

Big boats and bikers – Skywatch Friday


By the time I got to the park, the sun was already up high. It was filtered by the clouds.


A brighter shot but with more clouds.


Not sure what’s going on here. Were they watering the water??? Maybe they were practicing putting out a fire using the water from the bay.


There’s always a lot of bikers on a Saturday morning.


Everyone is in on the action.


Another big ship coming into the bay. It was pretty far out.


The coast guard going by.


Rush hour traffic on the bay.


Not a perfect morning in late October. It was mostly cloudy with little chance of birds so I started taking pictures of everything else. It was still a nice morning out. I love watching the big ships coming and going. I always wonder what life is like for those guys on those long trips. You would think it would be cool to be out on the water for a while but I get seasick just thinking about it. I’m fine as long as I can see land and the water is not too choppy but any further than that and I’m toast.  I’m okay kayaking as well. I know I can usually jump out and be in waist deep water. Although I have to keep an eye out for stingrays. Wouldn’t want to put my foot down on one.

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