Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stone Crab Fest Road Race

Should be leaving for warmer climes in the next day or two. Had a great time at the Crystal River Stone Crab Jam and Road Race. I entered the 5K and had a respectable finish of 51st in a field of about 160. I was 4th in my age group and could have done better but was unable to establish a rythmn with the switch back to nikes from my barefoot shoe.
 Kings Bay at night
 These runners were all over 70 years
 I wore this statement on my shirt back as a statement.
 Queenie was the first walker to finis
 Overall winner who ran 5 minute
Yours truly at the finish

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Withlacoochee Preserve

Just a couple weeks until I cast off for the next adventure in the Western Caribbean and beyond. Boat chores are almost complete so taking time to visit the area. I moved back on Le Chat Beaute November 1, 2011 and have installed new refrigeration and led lighting mast top as well as throughout the cabins. Varnish brush has been busy as well. Honestly feel boat looks better than when I bought it 4 years ago.

 View from one of the trails that circle the preserve. Although I was unable to get any pictures of birds there were plenty of egrets , ducks and comorants out on this day.
 One of the trails is on a boardwalk and takes a 1/2 mile loop through the saw grass. Lots of scat on the board walk

 I am staying in Riverside Marina and only a half a block from the entrance is the Withlacoochee Preserve.Truly a beautiful protected wetlands. The ;pictures do not adequately depict the beauty of this ecosystem.