Deer and alligators by 7:35
Nice to be here before the Park opened.
Distant birds at max zoom
A short loop nature trail starts near the walkway
Turkey on the right side of the boardwalk
Deer on the left
Back to Cabin 1 Wondering why it has a number 3
The John and Mable Museum of Art is free on Mondays. Thanks to a stipulation in the circus magnate's will
There should be a Motion W on the red flag
Just the Art Museum is free, if you want to go inside the Circus Museum, you have to pay.
Bring my kayak
A map/guide, handed to me by a docent as I entered, states that the grounds are always free. Nice place to visit if you are in Sarasota. And, like me, poor.
Not a rendering of the construction of the Ringling.
Found some nature paintings. Worthy of Dave's Yak Tales
Last Ringling photo, 11:58. Could have stayed much longer, but it was time to kayak
Drove south, to Turtle Beach. On the water at 12:51. The beach is on one side, the launch area on the other of a narrow peninsula
Pelicans and green herons in the mangroves near the launch
I will guess this is a natural waterway, now dredged for large pleasure boats and housing.
Into Little Sarasota Bay
Landed at 3:45. Launching, and parking, are free, but you have to park across the street
Headed back to Myakka River State Park
I had thought of eating in Sarasota, but why, with this view
Distant birds. Folks with binoculars said there were spoonbills
I had to take their word for it
Last photo, 8:06. A walk above the trees, a walk thorough masterpieces, kayaking, a nice snack, and a sunset bike ride, I call that a full day. Speaking of full, I had a very nice buzz from the beer at the Outpost. When I got home, I did some research. 11% ABV. That explains it.