I said I needed to get you out more, so Andy and I took our walk at Bahia Honda State Park today. I had checked the tide tables and realized we would be walking at high tide. So we were quite surprised when we got to the beach and saw how much beach was there.
The seagrapes have had a hard time with the cold weather. Many of the leaves have turned brown.
These three palm trees always remind me of my daughter Jennifer who sat on that rock with two pieces of coconut shells held over her breasts with a silly grin on her face. I guess that was back when she was in college. I’ll have to find that photo.
Wow!! I found it in ten seconds! It was December of 2001.
Unfortunately, that extra sand seems to be from the higher ground that had been washed out. It was very crowded and some areas were impossible to walk on and stay dry, so we drove down to the parking lot where the kayaks are launched. There is never much sand in that spot.
There is a short nature trail/butterfly garden along the shore. We stopped to inspect the strangler fig overtaking a rock.
The path to the old bridge was lined with spider webs and we saw something new. I thought this was a Silver Back when I took the picture, but after Googling a bit, I have decided that it is a Silver Garden Spider. It was that Roman Numeral ten that convinced me.
The path to the old bridge goes through a tunnel of seagrapes. They were pretty with the sun shining through the cold-damaged leaves.
This is the view on the gulf side from the old Bahia Honda Bridge. We can’t walk up as far as we could just two years ago as it has been closed off. That is the new (1980) bridge in the background.
We spotted a wrecked boat from the bridge and walked down to the jetty along the harbor entrance to check it out. That view was just the bottom of the hull so we walked around the harbor basin to get a look at the top side. That looks like plenty of salvageable hardware left on it to me.
We stopped to look at the sailboat near this interesting dead tree.
These orchids are on a palm tree in the RV park.
My sister Barbara sent me a picture of herself dressed in her student nurse scrubs. She feels extra large in them, but I think she is adorable. I am so proud that she had the gumption to decide to, and then follow through with the decision after all the boys grew up and left home.