Sunday, March 12, 2023

Biking through the Park

 Saturday's make for interesting activities. Chris and I have friends who work and so it is on the weekends that we get to enjoy daytime activities with them. 

Yesterday, Chris and I rode with a friend on a bike outing from Jimmy Graham Park through Sebranch Preserve State Park and then to Cove Road Park in Port Salerno, FL, returning via the same path. It was a short ride, just over 12 miles, but it was a beautiful day with a strong wind from the northwest. That wind made the return trip far easier than heading out. On the image at the right, we began at the dot near the bottom and rode Northwest until making a right turn to the Northeast where it ends at Cove Road Park. Then returned via the reverse route.

Cove Road Park, Port Salerno, FL
March 11, 2022
The highlight of the day was seeing dolphins in the Intracoastal Waterway from Cove Road Park. Just as we arrived a dolphin was just offshore and then we spied another somewhat further out in the navigational channel. I actually managed an image of that dolphin. It was something different as we do not see dolphins often. Aside from the dolphins we also saw some gopher tortoises and a lot of red headed agama lizards racing around. The lizards are an invasive species and their numbers seem to be increasing rapidly as I do not recall seeing as many of them as I have this year.

I have been doing a lot of biking and I am hopeful of riding the 150 mile Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD, this summer and maybe following on to the C&O Canal Towpath from Cumberland to Washington, DC. Time will tell!

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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