Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tierra Verde, FL - Fort DeSoto Park

As Dave mentioned in the comments on my last blog, Tierra Verde is near St. Petersburg, not St. Augustine.  I’ve never been to St. Augustine – who knows what I was thinking when I typed that!

Anyway, Fort DeSoto is a very nice county park (Pinellas County).  They won top beach several years back and of course have several signs saying so.  They have bike trails throughout the park and I enjoyed riding to the beach every day.

I had a great campsite.  It was large, had privacy and was on the Mullet Key Bayou.

I enjoyed birdwatching from my campsite.  There were a couple of osprey nest on a small island not far from my site.  Below are a couple of birds (Egret and Great Blue Heron) that hung out around my camp site.

While there we had a full moon and I played a bit with my camera taking pictures in the evening and night. 

On one of my bike rides, I discovered Arrowhead picnic area and a “hidden” swing.  I enjoyed several bike breaks on this swing.  While there one day, I watched this guy and his dog heading out in his inflatable kayak.

One evening, I was watching the sunset and noticed several neighbors doing the same thing.

From here, I headed to South Bay, FL.  South Bay is on the southern end of Lake Okeechobee.  While there I took several day trips.  On one of these trips, I took the following picture.  Any ideas, what it is?  I’ll let you know in my next blog.


  1. Great pictures of Fort Desoto! I love going there when I can afford it. A week would be a total luxury, two weeks would be regal!

    I'm guessing manatee nose. Is there a prize?? :-)


  2. It almost looks like a manatee nose...but like it's covered in sand. I'll be interested in hearing what it is.

    We love Fort Desoto. It's one of the few places where you can watch both the sunrise and the sunset over the water.