“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain ~
I always enjoy taking the kayaks out in Sarasota Bay and being “down low” in the water. It’s a different perspective than being in a bigger boat. Recently we had planned a picnic at Ken Thompson Park on City Island for our motorcycle club. We took several kayaks for others to have the opportunity to paddle out on the bay. As we were waiting, I took this first picture because it shows the roots of the Norfolk Pine “down low” by the waters’ edge.
Kayaking can be very peaceful and you can get really close to docks. This view from City Island shows the Van Wezel Performing Arts building (locals have known it as the Purple Cow) across the Sarasota Bay.
But when you share the waterway, you have to be mindful of other boats. If one comes by and throws a wake, make sure you paddle into the wave. From this view of Sarasota, you can see one of our city’s landmarks, the John Ringling Causeway Bridge.