I thought that I was going to finally catch up on my blog a few weeks ago. I picked out the pictures for my next 3 stops after South Bay and that’s usually the hardest part! Then I just didn’t do it. Anyway, I am going to see if I can do a few of these in the next few days. That may be hard as I am also researching where I am going next and that’s not as easy as it sounds!!
After South Bay, I went to Hillsborough River State Park. I had been to the park a couple of times before, so this was not a new park for me. Not far from my site was a trail that lead to the major trails at the park. I ended up walking these most mornings for my morning walk. A typical view from the trail is below-
I biked most days on some off-road trails. One day I took a “shortcut” that I remembered taking a few years ago. It was either rougher or I am just getting old and things hurt a bit more. Ok, probably both!! But it was still fun!! Below is a view from one of my bike trips.
On one of my morning walks, I saw a red shouldered hawk. He was only about 15 feet from me and stayed there while I took pictures. When I went for my nicer camera he flew away.
I didn’t notice he was behind the spider web until I saw the picture. On the same hike, I saw a limpkin looking for food in the river.
From here, I continued North and ended up at Cedar Key.