Municipal Marina slips. One nice thing about this place is that the slips come with assigned parking places. Bruce checked into the Liveaboard rates for the Municipal and found them very reasonable with two parking spaces. He's sold! Wants to move here NOW!
We had an hour on the parking meter so we took a stroll around the area. The day was very mild and the sun felt good.
There are no ridiculous winds to deal with here... at least not today.
The water was clear and clean. Tampa bay was placid and Bruce was even more certain that this would be a nice place to spend some time aboard a boat. We spoke to a woman who was heading back to her boat anchored out just off the pier. She said that there was inexpensive public transportation and a grocery store a couple of blocks away. Perfect!
The Columbia restaurant on the fourth floor. The view was most excellent!
After lunch we went up onto the observation deck and had a look around.
There are so many things we wanted to do in St. Pete, but the day was half over. It was decision time... take a sight seeing boat ride or take the Looper Trolly around town to see what else is out there. We opted for the Looper.
It's very handy. It does a loop around the downtown area taking tourists to all the hot spots. Not a bad idea when parking is at a premium. Maybe Corpus Christi should take notice. The other trolly/bus that uses these same stops is a regular city bus line that can take a cruiser to the places they need to go. The Bus driver was a good source of knowledge which, I suspect, is common among bus drivers.
We had to make a difficult decision. Leave St. Pete and get on the road towards our next destination, or stay another night and have a really hard day of driving the next day... We were good. Head homeward..., it's over.