Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today's vacation update

    We had lunch again at the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill.  It has become our favorite restaurant here in Florida, since both of us have tried something different from the menu each time we've been here for a total of 6 different entres and each one has been wonderful!  We're planning to go again at least one more time before we leave for Illinois.   Inside and outside seating is available, but because the weather has been so beautiful we always choose to be outside near the water.  Our first visit here was at night, but since most of the restaurants (including this one) have huge propane heaters in their outside dining areas it is pleasant to eat out even though the temperature drops pretty quickly when the sun goes down.
     Today, as always, there were several species of birds perched on the posts on the pier.
I especially liked the pose of this white ibis.  He would periodically look directly at me as if to say, "Aren't you going to take my picture?"  It was comical.

        Today the sea has been very choppy.  I think a storm is forecast for tomorrow.  I noticed when I went for a short walk at low tide that the sand on the beach had about a 6 or 8 inch drop off that the surf had cut in it because of the intensity of the waves.  It is amazing how much sand a wave (or a series of waves) can move!
       Only a few more days left in warm, sunny Florida.  I'm sure I will be a little sad to leave when the time comes.

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