Canaveral National Seashore. This was our favorite beach.
We parked our sand chairs in the shadows and ventured
out in to the warm Atlantic surf. Out here, the mind quiets and the senses take over.
Golden Silk Spiders string ginormous webs (up to 8 ft) across any space they could find in the palmetto thickets and from tree to tree spanning Eldora Lane. They bounced and swayed on the coastal breeze. Driving underneath them with the top down was quite, umm, interesting.
We sat between two turtle nests, careful not to disturb them.
The wire mesh keeps the racoons from eating the eggs.
In the foreground of this picture the yellow stake marks a turtle nest. This magnificent view will greet the hatchlings as they scamper down the beach to the Atlantic. Once in the water, they will swim to the inlet and make their way up Mosquito Lagoon. According to Nita at the Visitors's Center, the sheltered lagoon acts as a nursery.
Dunes on the Atlantic side of the barrier island, Canaveral National Seashore. The sand marches up to the sea oats, these are beginning to bloom. Behind the sea oats are palmetto thickets which abound on the island.
Mosquito Lagoon. Aptly named. I can vouch for it.
Our shadows on the Atlantic beach.
Then a shower. No pictures. :D
Dinner at PJ's. We had a yummy Mediterranean pizza (Loose Zeus) with grilled chicken and spinach artichoke dip slathered on it. For finishers, the most decadent pie to cross my palate in ages, Reese's Peanut Butter pie.
My new 'hook'. Check out the plastic tube above it full of fish. The tube circles the dining room/bar area of PJ's.
Tonight is our last night.
For the first time in years,
After a week away from home
I'm not ready to leave.
I want to stay.
Someone ship me Bugsy.
The ocean calls.
~Olivia J. Herrell