Friday, July 17, 2015

A Ride to St. Marks

Last Saturday we decided to ride to St. Mark's and get a seafood lunch. It takes about 40 minutes to get there, depending on traffic. Another excuse to ride the trike.

Here I am sitting at the Riverside Cafe, patiently awaiting my grilled shrimp sandwich.

Looks good, doesn't it?

Some folks sit at the long bar to watch the boats go by. Strictly no feeding of the many gulls who swoop by begging food. We should do that next time,

After lunch we rode about 3 minutes to walk around the old Spanish fort.

The saw grass is so thick you wonder how on earth the Spaniards walked through the meadows. Smooth on one side and jagged edges on the other. It will tear your clothes and skin. This must be how wild it looked in the 1680’s.

After eating and walking around the old fort we decided to soak our t-shirts in cold water before donning our jackets. It was too hot to be out riding long distances and we didn’t think that through before taking the long way home, another 100 miles. It was great at first! Then the oppressive heat got to be too much………it was so good to get home. We took a cool shower immediately.

Since the heat index has been high for over a week we will be limiting our trips on the trike. Maybe just get lunch and head back home or take an evening ride after dinner.

Hope all is well in your world!



Joanne said...

Sounds like a fun (but HOT!) outing!!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Hot, I bet. But, it looks like so much fun!

Tina said...

It was so very hot, ladies, and I wish we could ride more but...I think we would have a heat stroke. Looking forward to going farther north in the fall.

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