Last chapter of this wonderful walk through the swamps along the river, on a boardwalk! Lettuce Lake Park is just north of Tampa FL off of Fletcher Blvd. It's a Hillsborough County Park, I'm pretty sure.
If you look closely at the snag of a dead tree in the water, you can see a full length sunning alligator...head to the right, legs just hanging over the deadwood. Not a care in the world!
Florida means Spanish Moss to me.
There were towering cyprus trees...giants that have weathered many storms.
From the 3 story observation deck we could see further on the river.