Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gulf Coast

Took a small road from Gainesville
to Gulf Coast
- not much to see!
.
Drove through Archer & Bronson
- had a break at a countryside mall,
cup of tea & a cookie
.
Clearwater Beach, Madeira Beach,
St Petersburg Beaches...
- nothing special
.
Had in mind to stay overnight
in St Petersburg
- the famous Pier on the background,
like an upside-down pyramide
.
But the city didn't impress much
so kept on driving
.
Heading towards the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge
which is spanning Tampa Bay
.
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge
exactly 5,5 miles
(app. 8,85km)
.
My lunch at Naples!!!
.
As not finding any really fascinating place
to stay
decided to drive back to Miami
- took the shortest cut:
Alligator Alley
app.135km
The name was given by the American Automobile Association
during planning;
they believed it would be a useless road,
an alley for alligators.
However, as alligators often frequent the waterways
beside the road,
and occasionally the road itself,
the nickname has a somewhat literal meaning.
.
Big thanks to the navigator!
.
Great to be back in Miami!!!
- had a take-way pizza for late dinner
.

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