The plan had been in place for a while. A trip to the Venice rookery was how it had started, and then I tossed out the idea that we could stop at the causeway bridge for sunset photos. on the way back I wanted another chance at taking photos there because I had been so unhappy with my first ones, and my friend had always wanted to go to that bridge and didn’t know where it was. So we made a plan, set a date. and in the meantime we ‘leaped ahead’, time wise. Now there were more hours to fill, so we added in the Myakka River State park, which is only a half hour from the Venice rookery. It was a beautiful day to be outside, and I have 913 photos to go through, minus the feature photo.
By the time the day arrived the news that had been breaking about the Coronavirus had us wondering if we should cancel. But what we had planned was all open air and we knew we’d see people in small family units only, and so we went. Traffic was very light, it’s obvious people are heeding the warnings, and I do feel a little guilty for going. So I won’t be heading out for anything like this again for the duration. But I am happy to have 912 photos to keep me busy for a while.