It was prognosticated that tarballs from the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico would be washing ashore by now here in SRQ. Fortunately, still not a drop of oil has appeared on any beaches in the State of Florida. I pray it remains that way and that the leak can be stopped sooner than later. In the meantime, this is one of my favorite places in Sarasota. It's the Ringling Causeway Park overlooking Sarasota Bay toward the city. It's just minutes from downtown but feels like a little getaway.