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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ormond By The Sea and Tomoka State Park

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Sunrise over the Atlantic.

View from my door 6:52 AM, Saturday

To the beach
 



















 
 My base for the weekend, Sea Deck Motel



Is it just me, or do these jelly fish look like,

 Yoda?


Sun getting higher, reflecting on the Sun Deck.


 Views from my door

Through the door

 Window view


 $70 a night. Not bad for on the beach with a full kitchen.
 After breakfast, I headed to Tomoka River State Park
 Along the scenic Ormond Loop
Park Road
 On the Tomoka River at 10













Looking for Thompson Creek



Found it.  It had been a few years since I had done this paddle




 Thompson Creek is much narrower than the Tomoka River






Sanchez Park. Near the confluence of Thompson and Strickland Creeks

 
Publix sub.  One is kitty korner from the the Sea Deck
Everywhere a sign
 Empty Park.  Saw two guys launching a jon boat


 Back in the yak.  Strickland Creek







 Back on the Tomoka


 Saw a manatee. No photo
 

Back at the launch/dock. 2:30.  I kept paddling.




 
A look at the Halifax River before turning back.

Landed just after 3.
Building, and a Creek named for Mr. Stickland. 

I don't recall beer before.  So that makes Fort Zachary Taylor,  Honeymoon Island, Myakka River, and Tomoka River State Park where I have had a (legal) beer.


 Posting this photos on May 7.  Camping this weekend in the Seminole State Forest.
 No firewood at Publix
 In the car, drove to the tip of the peninsula.
Tomokie














Leaving Tomoka River State Park, 4:30.

 Looks like it rained
Door open, my pizza was well done.
 Beach walk, 7.







 Walked to a park.  Wondered if it was Bicentennial Park, which stretches from Atlantic Ocean to Halifax River,

No. That Park is further down, I was in bare feet.
 Headed back to the motel

 









Back to the room, days end.
 
 

2 comments:

Tammy Nelson said...

I am only seeing one picture per post...am I missing something? I really enjoy your pics.

Dave said...

Thanks for your interest, Tammy. You are not missing anything. Work, a slow internet connection, and the weekly or so lost post means I am, and will, stay behind.