Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bike Riding Along Intracoastal Waterway

We slept in this morning, had breakfast, and got ready to head into downtown Venice!  Ken loaded our bikes and we were on our way to the Farmer's Market in Venice.  The sun came out just as we arrived.  There was a musical group playing in the gazebo and we stopped at the Upper Crust for a delicious raspberry scone. Then we got on our bikes and rode from Venice to Caspersen Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway Trail.  The sun was out, but it was so hazy when we got to the beach.  On the ride back to Venice, we saw a large turtle and a beautiful bald eagle just posing for us at the top of a tree.

The painting on this building in downtown Venice is so
well done.  The condos in the background are very attractive!

The farmers market was very busy today!

The music gazebo in center of town!

The delicious scones in the window of the Upper Crust!

It was sunny and beautiful on the bike ride to Caspersen
Beach, but so hazy when we got to the beach!

An impressive bird!!!!!

Just love the beautiful scenery when riding on this bike trail!

By 2:30 we were back to Waldo for a late lunch.  Both of us were feeling a bit tired, so Ken decided to take a nap.  I did some work on my computer and then set-up outside to work on jewelry.  It was a great day to work outside - sunny, but not too hot.  At 5:30 we drove to Nokomis Beach to be a part of the drum circle and watch the sunset.  We never saw so many people at this twice weekly event picnicing  and enjoying their wine and there wasn't even a sunset.  It had gotten very cloudy on our way there, but that didn't stop all the festivity.

Saw these wild pigs along the road on the way to the drum circle!

Walking out to the drum circle on Nokomis Beach!

Ken took this photo from the top of the lifeguard platform!
So many people!

Feather man, as Ken calls him, is always a part of the
activity.  He must be a body builder!

There are belly dancers, drummers, hula hoopers, and lots of folks
just having a good time!

This is probably one of my favorite places to eat when
we are in Florida!  Just can't beat their pulled pork sandwich!

It was 6:45 when we left, so I convinced Ken to stop at Sonny's for another pulled pork sandwich.  (It was an easy persuasion!)  Can't believe it is Saturday.  The days here in the Venice area are flying!  


  1. We don't see the turtle at the top of the tree?? F&D

    You guys are having too much fun!

  2. Looks like Key West entertainers.
    I kind of miss Sonny's over here in Texas.
    Great eagle pic.