You know me...I always have to check out the life guard hut. They have a pretty little sea life mural on theirs. Seagulls are included.
This lady was quietly reading her book and a scrub jay landed right in front of her as we were walking by. It was facing her and checking things out. I think he just realized it was a person because he flew away just after I took the click. I have never seen them on the beach before usually we see plenty of scrub jays at Oscar Scherer State Park down in Osprey.
We went later in the day to avoid the Labor Day beach crowds, but then forgot they also have a beach sunset crowd. We were surprised how busy it still was...
So we decided to go further south to South Lido Park. I parked close and in the shade. but didn't realize you can't park under the street lamps.
They tend to be a popular hangout for the fine feathered crowd, and that just doesn't make for a good place to park. Even with the short time I was there I was lucky to get a nice design of little white dots to decorate my care. Now just hope for rain!
At South Lido there were less people and the beach stretched out for quite a ways. The clouds came upon the horizon so we didn't catch a good sun setting over the water...they probably had that at Lido Beach...
The clouds were a lot more colorful in person, but I was able to get a few nice shots.
The sea wheat always add to the pictures.
There were a few boats heading out into the Gulf from the intercoastal.
We did enjoy our outing and it was nice to get some different views.
We used to go on the intercoastal side all the time because you can bring the jet skis up on shore there and it was close to the gulf if you wanted to catch some waves.