Sombrero Beach Walk

We took our walk today around Sombrero Beach, our city park beach. I like to walk there because there is a nice sidewalk trail around the park for after I get tired of walking in the sand. It was just an hour after low tide, so there was a lot of beach to walk on.  Here are a few random pictures from our walk plus a few others.

This picture was taken looking up Sister Creek, which leads to Boot Key Harbor.  At high tide, the water is up to the rocks.

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There is a wide band of sea grass between the park and the beach.  A number of walkways connect them.  It always looks so inviting to me to look out to the ocean through them.

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We could see the mast of this sailboat from the street and thought it might be aground.  It turned out to be a catamaran that doesn’t need much water. The dark gray part of the “beach” is the limestone that forms the Florida Keys. Wikipedia says, “Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and mollusks. Its major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).”  It is rough, sharp, and wicked to walk on.

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This dove was sitting on the railing of the main picnic pavilion.  Look at that blue around the eye! Well, I guess it is part of the eye.

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A sand artist did a nice job on this dolphin.

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Andy and I also spent some time at our RV park waterfront, as usual.  We call it walking but actually spend just as much time sitting and looking out at the ocean as we do walking.

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We often see these fish.  They were traveling in a tight cluster today.  This is part of the school in very shallow water.

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I took this picture of the moon last night.  The clouds were much brighter and pinker than they appear in my picture.
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2 thoughts on “Sombrero Beach Walk

  1. Deborah Whitaker February 13, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Love your moon shot!

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