Old School Bill's Boat Ride to the Ditty

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Sweet Dreams

The Ditty is east up the Alafia River just a bit.  Come on what else are you doing?  We won't be long, I promise to have you back in time for diner. The Alafia River  (Hunting River) is about 25 miles long-watershed of 335 sq. miles-flows into Tampa Bay-was home to Tocobaga Indians- expeditions of Pánfilo de Narváez and Hernando de Soto  made the first written account and charting the first maps of the Alafia River in the 16th century.  History class is over, hang on here we go!!  How do you describe the Ditty?  It is a little cove with a very small spring that somehow has become a weekend boating destination.  People anchor up & party down.  They arrive early in the morning & stay most of the day.  There is some fishing, swimming & tree swinging, but mostly Beer Drinking & BSing in the Florida Sun. I don’t know if it is the high pollen count, but there seems to be a lot of coughing on some of the boats. This boat ride is on Friday afternoon, so it will be quite with almost no traffic.  The week ends are quite busy!  Enjoy the sights!

cvanzoen says:
That sounds like fun to me!
Posted on: Jun 09, 2008
hummingbird50 says:
Water....I love water...
Posted on: Jun 08, 2008
boondoxlady says:
Sounds like a perfect trip for the Redneck Yacht Club, which I'm a proud member of! Nothin' better than bein' on the water.
Posted on: Mar 01, 2008
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Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams
Florida Unspoiled
Florida Unspoiled
Florida the way it used to be
Florida the way it used to be
Looking West
Looking West
Zimba
Zimba
Nice?
Nice?
Twisted
Twisted
Tommy Sun Bathing
Tommy Sun Bathing
Signs on the River
Signs on the River
I try to do my part
I try to do my part
East to the Ditty
East to the Ditty
Bridge Over UnTroubled Waters
Bridge Over UnTroubled Waters
On Top of the Bridge Over Un Trobl…
On Top of the Bridge Over Un Trob…
The South Beach
The South Beach
Boats are everywhere
Boats are everywhere
There is another nice little runab…
There is another nice little runa…
Friday afternoon at the BEER SHED
Friday afternoon at the BEER SHED
Nice little shack?
Nice little shack?
It flys everywhere
It flys everywhere
The Cabin on the River
The Cabin on the River
Just pretty
Just pretty
Almost There
Almost There
Sign of the River
Sign of the River
Sunset Come Mon
Sunset Come Mon
Rocky
Rocky
The Ditty Boat
The Ditty Boat
Duck Butt
Duck Butt
Duck Debate
Duck Debate
Two Turtles
Two Turtles
No Turtles
No Turtles
Pretty
Pretty
Hi Tom
Hi Tom
Do You Hear a Banjo?
Do You Hear a Banjo?
Bent Up Tree
Bent Up Tree
Back Home Safe & Sound
Back Home Safe & Sound
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