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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Terra Ceia State Preserve, Bishop Harbor

 Headed to Sarasota Friday after work, I looked for a place on the way to drop the kayak for short paddle. Came across Terra Ceia State Preserve, at the south end of Tampa Bay. Just a few miles west of I-75 on Moccasin Wallow Road.  Perfect.
On the water at 7:00 PM

Low tide, so could not get very close to the mangrove islands in Bishop Harbor


Snowy egret

I want to be here when the sun is setting between the towers of the Sunshine Skyway


Landed at 8:10.  Although just a few miles from the Interstate, you know you are in a remote area when a railroad crossing has no gate or lights.  Just an X.   I took U.S. 41, not I-75 to my lodgings on the north end of Sarasota

At the Ramada Inn, but privately owned.  Found it on VRBO.

At a marina on Sarasota Bay.  Good base for the weekend.

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