No Fun and Games in the Discovery of Tampa Bay

No Fun and Games in the Discovery of Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay received its first recorded visit by Europeans in 1528, just a few decades after the voyage of Christopher Columbus. While the discovered land would someday earn the rank of a household name known by nearly everyone in the country, that discovery did not come without troubles. The European explorer and conquistador who discovered […]

Crossing Tampa Bay on a Bike

Crossing Tampa Bay on a Bike

Courtney Campbell Causeway Causeways have one purpose; or at least they’re supposed to. When a body of water requires a long bridge, one way to avoid a costly bridge of pure concrete is to pour dirt instead, creating a long strip of land on which to put a road. To maintain the flow of water […]

The Big Florida Hunt of 1869

The Big Florida Hunt of 1869

The year of the big hunt was 1869. Florida had been part of the United States for only 48 years and Pinellas County was just getting its start. In fact, it was not yet called by that name. It was a wild, and as yet untamed area in that year. Wild animals roamed freely; too […]

Shell Collecting in the Clearwater St Pete Area

Shell Collecting in the Clearwater St Pete Area

The Beauty of the Florida Gulf Coast The Central Gulf Coast is the area of Florida from Tampa Bay regional beaches down to greater Naples region. The area is defined by the remarkable white sands that cover the beaches in volume. This article will cover our stomping grounds of Tampa Bay, where we have personally […]