West of Bradenton, Florida near the Gulf of Mexico beaches and the Manatee River is the great Robinson Reserve. Here are miles of sandy trails leading to the water of the Manatee River as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. There are boardwalks, marshes, desert like prairies and water filled ponds. Here was a giant tower 3-4 storeys tall giving great expansive views of the surrounding reserve. When you get closer to the tower you can barely see the top and it looks totally different from the view hundreds of feet away.