Five of us enjoyed hiking at Hillsborough River State Park last weekend. We had more ladies interested but some were attending the Ladies Let’s Go Fishing workshop–it was the second make-update for it. Hurricane season sometimes leads to rescheduled events!
It was a nice morning for a hike, not too warm or buggy. We hiked along the river and enjoyed looking at the rapids. The trail began to thin out as we got closer to the main road.
After a group discussion, we decided to turn around and head back down along the river and then crossed over to the other side. We hiked the Baynard Trail loop, part of which was walking along a narrow boardwalk over some water. There was a bench in the middle of this for those who wanted to sit and enjoy the view of the woods.
This trail was a little bit muddy at some points but not too bad that we couldn’t pass nor did it cake our shoes in mud. After hiking this loop, we decided to call it a day and head back home before the rain started. It was a nice short hike and great to be outside enjoying nature.
Although we had rainy weather for part of it, we had a great time during our weekend on the Rainbow River. We stayed at the Rainbow Rivers Club. We went kayaking on one day and took a ride on a pontoon boat the other day. We saw an alligator while on the pontoon boat. Of course, there was food involved. And in Dunnellon, the Front Porch is always a definite stop for some pie.
Our trip in May was a fishing trip to the Skyway Pier. We met at about 9:00 on a Saturday morning. The cost was $4 a person and $4 a car. They had fishing poles available for rent, although most of us had our own. (You can call 727-865-0668 for current rental rates and more information about fishing at the pier.)
It was warm and it was more fishing than catching but it was a fun time. We hope to go fishing here again, perhaps when it is cooler.
In April, we went camping at Fort De Soto. Activities included kayaking, fishing, bicycling or just hanging out at the campground. We had our annual potluck dinner. We also held a celebration of life for some of the adventurous women from our group we have lost in the past few years.