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Pier 60 Park

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  • Day29

    Naples - Clearwater - St Augustine

    June 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Managed to get to the 7 Mile Bridge over the Keys before another heavy thunderstorm hit us and followed us most of the way. Still, we enjoyed the country music on the way. As we arrived at Naples on the Gulf of Mexico coast, the weather cleared and we had a lovely walk around this beautiful city. It is very clean and upmarket with classy designer shops and fine restaurants. The homes lining the palm tree 🌴 avenues were gorgeous, and the area has been referred to as the Palm Springs of Florida. I remembered being here with Mags - can it really have been 34 years ago? - and we loved it then too. It really has to be one of the most attractive cities in Florida. Had a lovely walk along the old pier and saw a young fisherman catch a hammerhead shark, to the great excitement of onlookers, which he released back into the ocean.

    Next day we headed north up the Gulf Coast and arrived at our next destination - Clearwater Beach. Another beautiful place. Today was hot and sunny and so we headed to the lovely white sandy beach. Although it was busy, there was plenty of space for everyone. I have to say though, with all the tanned, svelte bodies around, we looked a bit like Bette and Joan in the final beach scene of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Another lovely evening walk and another busy pier, this time lined with stalls selling arts and crafts.

    Regrettably the sunshine didn’t last, as we left the Gulf Coast. We stopped for breakfast at a traditional American diner, complete with wisecracking waitress. The diner was located adjacent to a Dinner Theatre, a Lutheran Church and the County Courthouse. A middle aged couple in the booth next to us were having a heated discussion, presumably prior to their divorce hearing in the Court next door. ‘The bed may be yours, but I goddam paid for that sofa and you ain’t having that!’ declared the lady, as they exited the diner into their separate cars.

    Next stop was an overnight at America’s oldest city - St Augustine. Although very touristy, it was an attractive town to walk around in, and the main historic area was pedestrianised and easy to get about. We particularly liked the beautiful former Ponce de Leon Hotel, now Flagler College, built by industrialist Henry Flagler, a key figure in the development of the Atlantic Coast of Florida.

    Looking forward to catching up with Sadie and family tomorrow!
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  • Day4

    Poolparty im Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

    June 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Am Tag nach der Hochzeit haben sich die Gäste zur Poolparty getroffen. Es gab Nachos und Salsa, Kuchen und allerlei Getränke. Dazu coole Musik an der Bar. Weitere Bilder folgen!

    The day after the wedding, the guests met for the pool party. There was nachos and salsa, cakes and all sorts of drinks. Cool music at the bar. More pics later!Read more

  • Day5

    Ausflug nach Downtown Tampa

    June 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Heute sind wir zum Einkaufszentrum International Plaza gefahren, waren bummeln und lecker essen beim Italiener "Brio". Dann ging es weiter in die Innenstadt von Tampa.

    Today we drove to the shopping center International Plaza, strolling and eating delicious at "Brio". Then we moved on to downtown Tampa.Read more

  • Day19

    Clearwater

    June 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Nachdem sich der Himmel hier allmählich zuzieht und für die nächsten Wochen Regen und Gewitter prognostiziert sind, haben wir uns noch einmal auf gemacht, wenigstens einen der schönen Strände an der hiesigen Golfküste zu besuchen. Und welcher Ort wäre dafür besser geeignet als der Guinessrekordhalter für 361 Tage Sonnenschein in Folge? Am Clearwater Beach gab es dann auch tatsächlich ein Sonnenstündchen für uns und am Ende waren wir uns einig: Dies war bisher der schönste Strand auf unserer Reise. Im weißen, feinen Sand, dem angenehm warmen, flachen und sehr klaren Wasser, könnte man es (ohne Baby) durchaus länger aushalten und sich von den sanften Wellen umspülen lassen. So hieß es ein Mal panieren, eintauchen, duschen, that‘s it.Read more

  • Day6

    Clearwater Beach

    June 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Kendra hat uns um 11 Uhr abgeholt. Wir waren noch im Costco einkaufen, dann ging es weiter nach Clearwater Beach ins Wyndham Grand Resort.

    Kendra picked us up at 11 am. We made a stop over at Costco and did some shopping, then moved on to Clearwater Beach and the Wyndham Grand Resort.Read more

  • Day2

    Roadtrip Teil 2 - Clearwater Beach

    October 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    Unseren zweiten Zwischenstopp haben wir am Clearwater Beach gemacht. Schade, dass wir da nicht mehr Zeit hatten, und uns der Regen vertrieben hat. Aber dafür haben wir Delfine gesehen 😊.

  • Day9

    Zwischenstopp in Clearwater

    December 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Spontan haben wir uns entschieden, nicht die direkte Route zu unserem nächsten Ziel zu nehmen, sondern einen Umweg zu fahren, um das Panorama und Feeling mehr genießen zu können. Die Strecke führte uns über Tampa an die Golfküste, von dort aus nach Süden.

    Hier der erste Teil, unser Zwischenstopp am Clearwater Beach. Leider etwas wolkig, aber Sand wie Puderzucker 🏖
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  • Day0

    Clearwater, Florida

    March 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    On our way home to nap we swung into King's Pizza where the deal of the day was 2 slices gets you a free beverage. Grabbed the sausage and cheese, light crust even worthy of eating the pizza bones and with the price of 2 slices for $5 it was a deal!

    After our nap we set out to see what the night life was like. Caught a busker who was getting ready for his grand finale, a double fire whip act. It's was great but we feel he needed less talk and more rock.

    Searching menus of local eateries we drifted down a side street with nothing striking our tastes. As we walked I smelled marvelous food coming a building tucked away off the street. Approaching the building we discovered Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar. Looking in through the tinted glass of the door it didn't appear to be lively, yet did look a bit expensive. The waitress saw looking in and opened the door inviting us in. It's a real quaint little joint with almost a Greek feel to it. Kitchen was closing so we put our order in as they seated us in there covered patio area. Sami got the Caesar salad and I the steak salad, both were delicious! Prices ranged from $5-$14 for the food, but what's great about Bobby's is the staff. Very friendly, apologetic, they brought us fresh made warm bread with a bowl of olive oil, pesto and Parmesan cheese. The wait staff never let our water glasses empty. The music was fun, ambient and peppy being played through the speakers of the place. Suddenly Eminem's "Real Slim Shady" came on and quickly changed as we were getting in the groove. All-in-all it's a very quaint joint, find it at 447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach.

    We strolled back to our abode smiling over having such a great time and meal at Bobby's. Once home I threw a movie on via my laptop patched into the TV and we quickly snored our way to the next day.
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  • Day12

    Dia de playa Oeste

    February 12, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    La ciudad del sol, el lema oficial de Saint Petersburg. Las playas del oeste de la ciudad son concurridas y apetecidas por sus atardeceres. El agua estaba muy fría (corriente del golfo de México) suponemos por la época del año (invierno). Lo que más me impresionó fue la fina arena blanca de la playa, la más suave que haya pisado que yo recuerde. Es como si se caminara sobre harina para cocinar!. Si pudiera construir una playa la haría de esta arena, seguro!!.

    El atardecer es de Clearwater Beach al norte. La segunda foto es de St. Pete Beach, al sur por la misma costa.

    David D.
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