Saturday, May 3, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: A Cozy Looking Place

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Clearwater, Florida: A Cozy Looking Place Pete & Shorty's Tavern
Here's a welcoming looking place I found. Pete & Shorty's Tavern. I haven't eaten there, but I have added it to my list of places to check out. It seems like a neat 'joint'. Click here to check out their website. Check back for a picture of their way cool fountain... which I am told I have to come back and snap after dark. What? Yeah, more on that later.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway: Laura Lamby Light

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Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway: Laura Lamby Light
Now I must tell you a story of a tragedy that occurred 6 years ago. This is something I just learned about, and it makes me pause and wonder...

For some time, evidently, the exit from the beach on Courtenay Campbell Causeway had been the scene of accidents. This was due to the large amount of traffic, and the awkward exit intersection coming out of the beach area. As I understand it, various interested parties had been pressing for a traffic light at that location for some years.

Then, in March 2002 Laura Lamby, a beautiful young lady with a bright and promising future ahead of her, was killed in a traffic accident at that same intersection. Some time later, in part as a result of her death, a traffic light was installed there.

When I was exploring the beach there, I came upon this aging shrine tucked behind the guardrail. I snapped several images without knowing anything about, but feeling touched by the shrine just the same. A simple Google search, and I learned everything you have read here. The traffic light in the background is the same one that was installed as a result of Laura Lamby's death. You can read one of the articles I found by clicking here. Click here to Google for more information.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Theme Day May 2008: Numbers

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Clearwater, Florida: Theme Day May 2008: Numbers Fire Ladder Truck 48
Welcome to Theme Day May 2008: Numbers. Talk about numbers that might be a welcome sight indeed. Say hello to Truck 48, of the Clearwater Fire Department, Station 48 on Belcher Rd.

I have received several comments about how the various vehicles are referred to in a Fire Station. It seems as though this one might be called either Truck 48 or Ladder 48. Most tell me that the one behind would be called Engine 48. Honestly, if my house is on fire, I don't care if you call it the Oscar Meyer Weiner-Mobile, as long as it is parked in my front yard hosing down the fire!

*** ADDENDUM: Someone left an anonymous comment, and it was so interesting, I just have to share it with you. If you can answer her question, please leave a comment! Here is the comment:

"Does anyone know the firefighter Tim that works there? I think he is B shift? He is a driver/operator, does technical rope rescue and is a medic as well. I want to know if he is single!" ***


There are over 180 Daily Photo Bloggers from around the WORLD participating in Theme Day this month. I encourage you to take a moment or two to sample their blogs:

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Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen,
American Fork (UT), USA by Annie,
Arradon, France by Alice,
Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB,
Athens, Greece by Debbie,
Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar,
Austin (TX), USA by LB,
Avignon, France by Nathalie,
Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon,
Barton (VT), USA by Andree,
Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi,
Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA,
Bicheno, Australia by Greg,
Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah,
Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston,
Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre,
Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis,
Budapest, Hungary by agrajag,
Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine,
Busan, Korea South by iamnbinb,
Canterbury, UK by Rose,
Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff,
Chateaubriant, France by Bergson,
Cheltenham, UK by Marley,
Chesapeake Daily Photo (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Chicago (IL), USA by Focused Light,
Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle,
Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01,
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Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish,
Cologne, Germany by April11,
Concordia Sagittaria, Italy by Patrizia,
Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic,
Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady,
Dallas (TX), USA by turtle,
Darmstadt, Germany by Elsch,
Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01,
Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow,
East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide,
Evry, France by Olivier,
Forks (WA), USA by Mary,
Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly,
Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie,
Greenville (SC), USA by Denton,
Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady,
Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi,
Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Helsinki, Finland by Kaa,
Hobart, Australia by Greg,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong by Rachel A.,
Hyde, UK by Gerald,
Inverness (IL), USA by Neva,
Ioannina, Greece by Christos-Ioanna,
Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon,
Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005,
Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait,
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Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin,
Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine,
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Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo,
Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944,
Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João,
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London, UK by Mo,
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Mainz, Germany by JB,
Malaga, Spain by Paula,
Manila, Philippines by Heyokity,
Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan,
Marseille, France by Alex,
Medan, Indonesia by KT,
Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo,
Melbourne, Australia by John,
Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart,
Menton, France by Jilly,
Mexico City, Mexico by Poly,
Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol,
Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg,
Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch,
Minsk, Belarus by Olga,
Misawa, Japan by misawa mama,
Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith,
Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly,
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Montpellier, France by Marie,
Moscow, Russia by Irina,
Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia,
Mumbai, India by Magiceye,
Nancy, France by yoshi,
Nashville (TN), USA by Chris,
Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben,
New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser,
New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless,
New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •,
Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
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North Hampton (NH), USA by Amy,
Norwich, UK by Goddess888,
Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man,
Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy,
Omsk, Russia by Nataly,
Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla,
Oslo, Norway by Lothiane,
Owasso (OK), USA by Jennifer,
Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen,
Paris, France by Eric,
Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben,
Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea,
Penang, Malaysia by Maltelda,
Perth, Australia by Elevation7,
Phoenix (AZ), USA by Cheryl,
Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise,
Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar,
Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam,
Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf,
Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo,
Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03,
Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston,
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by Jules,
Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka,
Riga, Latvia by Riga Images,
Rollag, Norway by Stormel,
Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke,
Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter,
Saigon, Vietnam by Simon,
Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate,
Salem (OR), USA by jill,
Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc,
Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric,
San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs,
San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia,
San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson,
San Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la Vache,
Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck,
Seattle (WA), USA by Kim,
Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound,
Seoul, South Korea by Phil,
Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia,
Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa,
Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny,
Singapore, Singapore by Keropok,
Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia,
St Francis, South Africa by Sam,
Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth,
Stavanger, Norway by Tanty,
Stayton (OR), USA by Celine,
Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo,
Stouffville, Canada by Ken,
Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC,
Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge,
Sydney, Australia by Julie,
Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo,
Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv,
Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga,
Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas,
Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K,
Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine,
Torun, Poland by Glenn,
Torun, Poland by Torun Observer,
Toulouse, France by Julia,
Turin, Italy by Livio,
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy,
Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger,
Vichy, France by Delphsnl,
Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison,
Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2,
Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
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Washington (DC), USA by Rachel,
Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich,
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West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara,
Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto,
Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Willits (CA), USA by Elaine,
Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Consolation

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Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Consolation
My Father use to say "If it's any consolation..." (I don't know if he says it anymore). Well, after that shocking and disturbing conversation about parking fees here at the Courtenay Campbell Causeway Beach, I thought I would try to offer some consolation.

If you are wondering what it is you just paid the parking fee for, it's this. Yup, come over here with me and get your toes in the water. That's right, just like that. Now look down. See the sparkling water? Feel the coolness on your feet? Exactly. Now, look up, and see the clear blue sky, and then look ahead, see the wide expanse of water... that's what it is all about. You don't have to do anything else while you are here. You don't have to go find something in the sand to take home. Nothing like that at all. Just be here. Just take it all in. Just relax.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Beach Parking Booth Sled

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Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Beach Parking Booth Sled
Did I mention the parking fees? No? Well here we go. I have to admit, I just don't get this. It's not that spectacular of a beach, but the parking rates seem mighty high. I just have to guess that they are trying to limit the number of people interested in parking there, as it really is a limited space location.

My timing was pretty good that day, as they had just closed when I drove in to park. By closed I mean the parking fees collectors had closed up shop for the day, and parking was free! I am not the type to spend hours and hours at the beach, so it would seem to be a bit pricey to spend this kind of money to park for an hour or two.
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Beach 2

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Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Beach 2
This is the view to the southwest from the beach at the western end of the Courtenay Campbell Causeway. This is what you want the view to look like if you looking for some peace and quiet. Some days it looks like this, other days it looks a lot busier, with jet skis flying back and forth.

Either way, it gives you one more idea of the many choices you have to take a break and recreate here in the Clearwater area. (But did I mention the parking? No? Well, we'll get to that.)
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Crowds

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Clearwater, Florida: Courtenay Campbell Causeway Crowds
Someone mentioned sharks in reference to yesterday's picture. Well, we know the sharks are out there, but we seldom see them or interact with them in such shallow waters. They are more of a deep water fish.

However, I thought I should mention about the skimmers. As you can see in this picture (click the image to see it larger), the Black Skimmer has a pretty ferocious looking beak. Or is it a bill? Anyway, they can be a rough looking crowd when there are so many of them on the beach, looking at you sideways, as if to let you know they are used to killing for food!

Oh, and don't be too frightened, though, by the terns hanging out with them. I have it on good authority that they are just 'hanger-oners'.
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