Monday, February 16, 2015

P(ark) Day

After tidying up our apartment a bit this morning, we drove to Myakka River State Park, about 15 miles away.  This is basically a 55 square mile nature preserve.  The Myakka River runs through it and is designated as a "wild and scenic" river to give it some protection from development.  There are hiking trails, a "bird walk" which is a board walk out from the shore of a large lake, and a "canopy walk" and tower.  The canopy walk is a suspension bridge about the same height as the tops of the trees.  At one end is a 75' high tower.  It provides a nice view of what I call the "flatness" of our area.

I enjoyed the opportunity to take some pictures, the first time I have been able to do that since arriving in Florida.

View from the Tower

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