The lighthouse was added to Egmont Key in 1848 but was replaced in 1858 after several hurricanes damaged the original structure. The top of the lighthouse was removed in 1944 the top of the house was removed to install a new beacon. The lighthouse was manned until 1989. At the time the lighthouse was the last remaining manned lighthouse in Florida. The channel that passes the island is the main shipping route in and out of Tampa Bay on Florida’s west coast.
Just north of Caspersen Beach in Venice Florida is a dog beach. the beach is almost always crowded with people and pets enjoying sun, sand and water. A little farther north is the Venice Fishing Pier, a popular local landmark.
A flight of pelicans heads out over the Gulf of Mexico in search of a meal. The birds will glide over the water looking for fish. Once spotted it is a dive straight down, hopefully coming up with a pouch full.
Puffy clouds seem to create steps in a rippled sky. I like the 3-D effect of the clouds and the little spots of gray here and there. It was on a cool November day that I took this shot while walking the dog.