Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sebastian Inlet Bridge, Florida




Top photo is a shot to try to take in as much of the bridge over the Sebastian Inlet as I could. I'm standing on a jetty that sticks out into the Atlantic just a little bit and am looking back toward the bridge, and mainland Florida beyond that.

The bottom photo is where I got down near the base of the bridge on the north side of it, and took a picture of the foundations, the big rocks, and the beautiful water with the shadows cast by the bridge. There many, many people there fishing, and those two guys in the picture climbed down onto that pillar, where they weren't supposed to go.

This is about fifteen miles, as the crow flies, from where I live. Thirty miles to drive there. It is the closest access for boats to the Atlantic Ocean from where I live. It's called Sebastian Inlet. I don't own a boat, but it's a really neat place to visit. There's a small visitor's center and museum, but I didn't go in that day.

There is a Florida State Park at Sebastian Inlet that takes in both sides of the cut through the barrier island. I went there this past Sunday afternoon to take in some of the beautiful weather, and to take some photos with my new lens.

It was nice to wander around and there were lots and lots of birds; storks, pelicans, egrets, cranes.

7 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great shots, i love to see photos of differant places, i have never been to Florida, but hope to one day, My husband and i are going to be retiring as soon as we sell the motel and then traveling in our motor home full time, so its great to see photos of places i might be interested in seeing.

Moi said...

Nice piece of Information, John. I am seeing more of Florida through ur blog than I have seen living here myself..Checked out the link u gave for Sebastian Inlet...it looks cool form top...Have u even been to these parts...I mean South Florida.....Tampa?????

JAM said...

Lilli & Nevada, thanks for visiting. Good luck with being able to unload everything and strike out on the road.

moi, yes, I've been to Tampa a few times, but it's been a few years. We're almost exactly across the state from Tampa. If you took a map and drew a horizontal line from Tampa heading east you'd be hitting the coast really close to Palm Bay. I love that Sunshin Skyway Bridge south of where you are. It's an amazing engineering example.

Bob-kat said...

Bridges are so cool. I don't know what it is about them but they are fascinating! Thanks for sharing the pics and info on this one :0)

Clare said...

Hi, what some great photography - love the stretching heron!

Chad Oneil said...

Definitely a lot of birds down here in Florida to photograph.

Moi said...

Oh i was just gonna come here and talk abt the sunshine sky way bridge..Infact i was building up the conversation to talk abt the bridge..I was like, why dont u come over some time and shoot the bridge..I tried to John. to bring it to the blog-world but my limited skills cud not do justice to the bridge..its an amazing piece of engineering, as u said it !!! I will try again and shoot in this summer when i have time off school....:)