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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Boating on Tampa Bay in Florida

rental boat on Tampa Bay, Florida

Rental Boat Wake
September 27, 2011 

We have a boat so do a lot of boating on the Great Lakes waterway including Lake Huron, St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair and support tributaries.  When we bought our vacation home in sunny Florida in March of 2010 talk quickly turned to boating there even though we did not see our new acquisition until May of the same year.  Trips there during 2010 were a combination of work and getting to know the area.  We bought the house specifically to rent out when we aren't there so there was a fair amount to do.  The spring trip in 2011 was fraught with complications from my husband being sick before, during and after the trip.  Our fall trip is a combination personal vacation with part of the time a golf trip where a few of my husband's friends come down to do more golfing in a day, every day than any wife could ever understand.  While they were down in September we rented a boat to spend a day exploring the Tampa Bay area by boat.

It was a wonderful way to do a bit of sightseeing.  We putzed around then stopped at Cha Cha Coconuts at the St. Petersburg Pier to wait out a couple of nasty storms going through.  We took a lot of great pictures of waterfowl and dolphins off the pier.  The dolphins followed the boat to which was rather neat even though we did't get clear pictures of them closer to the boat.  The manatee were in the area but we didn't get a good picture of them either.  All in all it was a great day, well worth repeating during a future trip to our vacation home.

Garden Gnome

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