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With the return of warm waters and daylight savings time, I’ve been able to get back on the water, take some solo rides after work during the week, and do a few family oriented outings.

Entertaining some friends as they departed Tampa on a Carnival Cruise ship.

Some of my favorite days on the water are the rides up around Clearwater Beach with my wife, Corrie.  This past month we were able to do our first ride together of the season.  We like to launch at Seminole Boat Ramp, head North up past Caladesi Island State Park, and then continue on to our secret spot on Anclote Key.  After exploring Anclote and watching some dolphins, we headed back down South and docked for lunch at Frenchy’s Seafood.  A great ride and a great lunch make for a relaxing and fun day for both of us.

We also had our summer kickoff at Egmont Key this past Saturday.  In all, ten Sea-Doo water craft braved the 5-8 foot waves around the island.  It was a rough ride to get out there, but once we were able to get anchored and setup, it turned into another perfect day on the water.  We had friends come from all over Florida as well as some family members from Michigan.

Later this month some friends and I will be attending the 2012 Jetski Spring Bash and Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour in St. Petersburg.  The event will be taking place at my favorite local riding spot and includes a poker run around many of the local islands.  It should be a great time and a great place to meet new people.  Also coming up on the schedule is another Bahamas trip in May.  This year I’m particularly excited to be crossing the Atlantic on the RXP-X 260.  I can’t wait to get some photos of the new ride sitting in turquoise waters!