It's been ages since I've done a <<Going for a Walk>> post. Probably because it's been ages since I've gone on anything which even remotely resembles an interesting walk.
When we do go for a walk these days, it's here in Indiantown, which is interesting the first few times you do it, but after that it's more of the same old, ho-hum kind of walk. Except when we're walking to Taco Tuesday or to the bakery for Guatemalan cookies. Tacos and cookies are never ho-hum. The best kind of walks are those in search of food.
But I digress. Thinking about food does that to me. I completely lose my train of thought until my belly is full.
So, what was I talking about? Oh, yeah. Interesting walks. We had some great ones when were were on vacation at Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida, which seems way too long ago now. The kind of walks that are so full of interesting things that you almost forget that your stomach is growling.
Like the funky and retro Pines Trailer Court all decorated for the holidays.
We walked through there on our way to the Bridge Street Pier at Bradenton Beach.
It's fascinating to watch the fisher folk in action with their nets.
The birds seemed interested in what the guys were fishing for too.
It's an island, so there's boats everywhere. This is the way sailboats should look.
This isn't how you want your sailboat to look - derelict and sinking into the water.
Some people even turn boats into bars.
We managed to work in some nautical history on our walk when we stopped off at the Florida Maritime Museum in nearby Cortez. It's a fascinating little museum with some really knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. And best of all, it's free. We like free.
After the museum, it was time to look at more nautical stuff - this time at the commercial fisher folk bringing in their haul.
And of course the best way to end a day - a sunset stroll on the beach.
What about you - have you been on any interesting walks lately?
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