I spotted this wheel the other day in my travels, but had forgotten about it until I was out shopping yesterday and saw it again. I loved the wheel in the little park, and the flowers too, so I was happy to stop to take pictures yesterday.
I wanted a closer look at the bridge across the street also. The river was quite loud as it pounded against the rocks and supports of the bridge. The reverse of what I’ve been seeing since I have been taking note of the tranquil FL rivers and landscapes. I could feel the colder air next to the river as I stood there trying to compose a picture. But as I stood beside the river I noticed a sign that indicated that there was in upside-down covered bridge a quarter mile up the path. And up the path I went. And up some more. I asked a family who were coming down the path if there was really a bridge up there, I needed confirmation.
Do you see it there? Barely visible through the trees? That was pretty much as far as I got yesterday, a glimpse through the trees. It wasn’t the covered bridge I was hoping to see. And then I went home yesterday and mistakenly erased my SD card in the camera and lost all the pictures I’d taken. I had a senior moment. Which means that the pictures you are seeing are from today, I went back to try again. And I walked further up the path than I did yesterday and discovered a slight trail to the bridge itself.
The upside-down designation refers to the fact that the trains traveled on the top of the bridge rather than through the center. I thought about walking out onto the bridge but I decided not to push my luck. It wasn’t rickety, or didn’t seem to be, but standing up so high, with the river and rocks below, seemed like a disaster waiting to happen. My snowbird summer is off to a perfect start and I’d like it to stay that way…