Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Draw bridge 跳ね橋  First the bridge goes up...! Causeway 土手道

And now the boat with the big mast passes through.
I was riding my bike to the Inlet park when suddenly
 the bridge started to go up.
It didn't go up very fast but...maybe it took 1 minute.
There was a man in the control room. He operated the bridge.
A tall masted fishing boat needed to pass under the causeway
After the boat passes under, he lowered the bridge back into place.
Once the bridge was back in position, I continued on my way over the causeway.
I wouldn't want to fall in. Would you? There might be big fish in the water. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ft Pierce Inlet State Park (録音、クリック)

Hi, everybody. How are you? After reading this I hope you have a nice day.

This is a sign explaining the winter birds that are in the park. In summertime, where do they go?

 This sign explains basic surfer etiquette. How to behave when surfing.
right of way-通行権  Code of ethics- 倫理綱領


OK let's go to the beach. Please follow the path to the beach.

By the way, another name for a Bobcat is Lynx.

Path - 細道
By the way-ところで、

Have a good day see you tomorrow.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Hi, Let's take a break from the park and talk about "Bobcats".
I have written a new lesson for this week about.....Bobcats!
Please click the above link to hear the lesson.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Part 5 Ft. Pierce Inlet Park

As we enter the park, we see the conditions are yellow today.
It means to be careful. Does anyone remember what blue flag is?

It's me. Hi, everyone. This is the entrance.
 It's a 2 dollar fee to enter.

Here it is. The mangrove like tunnel. This is nice.
I like it. It's cool under the trees, too. 
What's this? A bobcat crossing? We will see this sign tomorrow.

Blue flag means dangerous marine animals like jellyfish.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Part 4- Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park. What does "Inlet" mean in Japanese?

This is a really nice beach. And, it's easy to find.
It's on the right hand side of the road.
Let's take a look at some ot the sights we are going to see
inside the park.
Inlet means 入り江 in Japanese.
That's cool! Isn't it nice? I can see a boat. Can you see it?
This is a nice beach. Those are picnic tables under the palm trees.
Do you want to stop and eat?
What is this? This is really, really cool. It's like a mangrove tunnel. 
I took the picture. It was cool here in the shade. That's it for day. 
(really, really cool- とくに素晴らしい, It was cool- 涼しかった)
Tunnel"s pronunciation is "Ton- nall" not トンネル、
There only 2 sounds not 4. 

Please look for Part 5 Tomorrow 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Part 3 Inside Jack's Island

That's a cool angle. It makes the entrance look different. Let's go in!

Nice! Nothing but nature. Remember, I'm riding my bike. Let's go farther.

Oh, no! Which way? This is called a "croosroad".
Which way do you think I should go?
I'll continue going west.

There it is! That's what I'm looking for! It's an observation tower.
 I'm going up to take a picture.

That's a nice view! All mangroves. I need a boat.

Who's that up there? It's me, Michael. It's hard to see.
 Because the sun is behind me.

Next  I'll take you to the other half of the park,...where the bobcats live.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jack's Island- Part 2

This is a mangrove preserve. There are no bathrooms here.
Just service roads and observation towers.
But first we need to find the entrance.
Where's the entrance? There it is.
Look at the picture below.
We have to cross over the water using this bridge.

Lots of mangrove, maybe good fishing there.

That's cool. This is called Spanish moss.サルオガセモドキ

Hey What's that? An alligator? I don't think so. This water is brackish.
Do you remember brackish? That's right it means 半塩水。Alligator don't like this water.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park フロリダ州の自然保護公園 Part 1

Wow, another exciting place to go to. This is a state park and a nature preserve(自然保護地域). This park is divided in 2 areas. Let's look at the map.

Look for Shorewinds Dr. right in the middle of the map.
Did you find it? It runs from east to west.
The green area to the north is "Jack's Island",
to the south of the road is "Dynamite Point". 
Let's go visit Jack's Island, first. 
Cross the causeway. Then turn left on A1A. 

Look at that small sign! That's it. Why is this entrance so hidden?
Well,quickly turn to the left.

OK, I found it! This is it. It was hard to find. We are about to enter a mangrove eco-system (マングローブ湿地帯). This going to be exciting. Please read Part 2 Tomorrow. See you!

What does "inlet" mean in Japanese?  

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pepper Beach Park

There's a big clean public restroom here.  public restroom- 公衆便所

Check the beach conditions before you swim. Red flag means dangerous. red flag-危険

There's a lifeguard on duty.  lifeguard-監視員がいます。

OK, Let's go enjoy the beach.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Welcome to Pepper Beach Park

Hey! Let's stop at the beach. This beach looks nice. It's name is Pepper Beach Park.

This is a nice tree. A palm tree. Let's find the entrance to the beach.
(ヤシの木ー palm tree)

Looks like we cross this boardwalk to the beach. Just a minute more and we'll be there.
(遊歩道ー boardwalk)

Hey! Look at that. We're not alone today. Let's go get some sun.
(日光浴しましょうー Lets get some sun)
Who's that? That's me. I hope you enjoyed this beach. It was very easy to get to. The park is right off highway A1A. There are bathrooms and picnic tables, too. Contact me for directions! Bye for now!
質問があれば、"Ask Me!"ください。

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

These are pretty birds, Up top is the "Greater Flamingo", to the right is the "Lesser Flamingo"

No, the water didn't run out. An adjustment to the spillway changed the rate of water.

Fishing under the brigde

There he goes under the bridge.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

That's a group of Pelicans

Hi, How are you? What are those? Those are Pelicans. Look at how many! How many are there? Can you count how many? What do we call a group of Pelicans? A flock of Pelicans? A mob of Pelicans? . If you had studied, you'd know the answer. See you later. Have a nice day!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


This is a picture of a spillway close to my house. That's fresh water draining into salt-water. It's a very good area to fish. The water comes from central Florida draining from the Everglades Basin. There's lot's of fish we and catch and eat.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rainy day in Florida

Rain, rain go away, come again some other day 

Thursday, March 11, 2010


These are a family of river otters.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday March 4th, 2010

                 This is picture of my friend making Florida Orchid displays.
I'll follow this some more with additional pictures.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's a Dolphin

Monday, March 1, 2010


I've moved to Florida. I'm very happy because it's a warmer place than Ohio. ( than Ohio-オハイオより という意味ですね。There are many animals here. Look at that picture to the side.
That's a pelican.(ぺりかん)The pelican is fishing. I have to go for now but,

Have a nice day!