Monday, July 5, 2010

Walkabout-Anna Maria Island/City Pier

 On our Wednesday Walkabout, we went to the other end of Anna Maria Island and parked at the City Pier. This is what greeted us as we parked.
We stood and stared and snapped and clicked as it got brighter and brighter

this city pier was builit in 1911-1912 and was damaged by major storms in 1918, 1935, 1974 and 1988. Each time it has been restored to its original form.

this photo is to show you how long it is and why we had to go walkabout (note: walkabout to us, means walk from bench to bench upon which we rest). It is 678 feet long with another 58 feet of wharf at the end which includes a resturant, bait shop and of course a restroom.( out and back is a quarter mile). 

We were not alone on our walk, see below.


On the fishing wharf we found fisherman and boaters and watchers of same.



this post may be just a tad boring, but I wanted to set up the next few post which of course will include What We Found, while on Walkabout Anna Maria island.
Beaches on the gulf side and houses and Stuff on the Bayside.

17 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

Fantastic images of the sky and those birds that grace the clouds!! Really enjoyed your model (lol)..wow, the last is just terrific Sandra- love it!! I would be happy to take the walk along this pier! I did walk pizza off down by the beach late this afternoon with my husband and dog. Well, hope you had a wonderful 4th!

CambridgeLady said...

Gorgeous ..... and I love the bird-life in your area.

A belated Happy July 4th to you and your family :o)

S. Etole said...

I like the way you have shown the gentleman sitting on the bench ...

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful views of the sea and the sky, Sandra! (and the birds)

Stacey Dawn said...

Thanks for taking me "walkabout" with you!! Makes me breathe a bit easier today seeing those views!! ;o)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Not boring at all, Sandra... I would go from bench to bench also... Can't wait to see more.

The sunrise pictures are marvelous!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Well, Duh!! I never thought for a minute that this post was boring!! But so funny how alike we are. I was up till after 2:00 last night struggling with mine, and think it's the worst I've ever written. Your sky picture is too cool, because the clouds at the hirizon, and then the other kind up higher, almost like a whole landscape made of different clouds. And this picture is kind of similar to the header, only with a bird flying. And the white egret!!! Too cool! These are beautiful pictures and also I like that they really show how and where your path was. So now I can picture you walking along there, and not just look at the pictures and wonder what kind of path you were on. But those benches would be way too far apart for me!!!

Dave said...

Your first picture of the pier is lovely. It shows the true magnificence of the scene, leading the eye out down the pier to the stunning skyscape at the end. Well done. Definitely not boring.

From the Kitchen said...

What a piece of Americana you had on your walkabout!
We are back in the heat of summer around here. Too hot to even crawlabout. I'm staying in and enjoying the ac.

Best,
Bonnie

Judy Prosseda said...

The last photo reminds me of my father. He would have been 92 this year, and, if he were still alive, this is what he'd be doing.

Krista said...

Not boring AT ALL! These are great shots and make me feel very nostalgic, for some unknown reasons!

Karen said...

Love the man on the fisherman on the pier. This scene is played out thousands of times and truly is a taste of life by the sea.

SquirrelQueen said...

Boring? Never! I love the ocean and anything that gets me closer to the water especially piers and jetties. And I love a sunrise or sunset over the ocean. More please.

sam said...

Certainly not boring Sandra, really beautiful shots, so peaceful. I would love to walk along that pier)

Anonymous said...

How could you think this is boring? I love sunrises, water, and anything beach. So much can be read into the photo of the fisherman - so good.

George said...

You had a gorgeous morning for walking on the pier. I want you to know that I did not find this post boring at all. I enjoy walking (and resting) on piers as well.

Bird Girl said...

Oh man...what a walk! I would like to be walking there with you and seeing beautiful skies and piers and snowy egrets and great blue herons - wow!