Saturday, November 12, 2011

Myakka River State Park..... beautiful SW Florida!  My grandkids and I had a perfect day hiking around this semi-wilderness park yesterday. Read all about its attractions HERE.

We've finally had some cooler nights here in the sunny south and it felt so good to be out in the crisp dry air after a long humid summer.  As always, if you want to take a closer look, please click on the individual images.......

The suspension canopy walk is a major feature of this park.  It is 25 feet off the ground and extends through the tree tops for 100 feet.

Here we are at the terminus of the canopy walk getting ready to climb an additional 50 feet to the top of the tower!

And here's the view from about half way up.....

Rural beauty

A bit of wetland and oak hammock

And a lovely, sunlit clearing.....

Among the many kinds of wildlife that live in or near the park, wild boars root around in the sand looking for supper.   Here's a snap of wild boar tracks.  We didn't see any close up on this trip, but we have before.  They are fairly scary critters!

Peaceful vista

We found a leaning  palm tree trunk to play on!  It was a wild horse,  a circus high wire and we also pretended to be monkeys ;-0  (see next shot)

And here's the nana monkey!!

riding double.....

For those of you who know, wild turkeys are very shy.  We were quite fortunate to see a flock of  eight.  Mostly hens, and two youngsters who looked about half-size - maybe from a spring hatch?


  1. Hi Susan, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm trying to place you and am wondering if you are the former blipper from Florida....if your not then that question probably won't make any sense :) anyway,i just wanted to check out your blog here....looks like a fabulous place to live!

    cheers, linda

  2. A very belated thanks for leaving comments on my blog. I haven't been active for a good while and totally missed your kind words. I am especially sorry that I didn't get to see and answer your questions re your trip. I am hoping to be posting regularly and participating more now.

    Loving your images and have subscribed :)

    Cheers Rob