Myakka State Park
Myakka is a good place to ride our bicycles. It's about eight miles between the north and south entrances and there are lots of deer, turkey vultures and gators to see along the way.
I try playing dead to attract the vultures, but they apparently do not associate large orange objects with food.
One of the signs says that vultures can damage automobiles. I keep one eye out for droppings from on high as I watch the graceful vultures wheel about overhead seeking the easy meat and the lazy lift of thermals.
On the trip back to Sarasota we find a roadside stand selling local honey, tomatoes and tangerines. Mrs. Phred believes that local honey with cure pollen allergies.
I've never seen a gator stick his neck out before....