On Friday, we drove to Key West to pick up the car from Cooper’s Paint and Body Shop on Stock Island. It looks as good as new. Actually, it is still new; we just bought it in August.
I always admire this Bougainvillea at a trailer up the street from us. It looks beautiful, but I’m afraid I would get cut up trying to walk through the arch. Bougainvillea has some nasty thorns on it.
We walk to the waterfront every day and watch the ocean for a while. This is a container ship just over the horizon.
How exciting is our life? So much so that we sat and watched this shell crawling along the bottom for a long time. That’s life in the slow lane. I think it was a hermit crab inside.
We have seen Horseshoe Crabs several times this week. I think they are mating here.
This small crab lives in the rocks below our lookout spot. The red is brilliant. We have to be careful and slowly, quietly, sneak up on him or he hides before I can get a picture.
We drove to Bahia Honda State Park for our walk today. This being the weekend, the beach was crowded. We did luck out and get there at low tide, so there was plenty of sand.
We got a kick out of this group. The adults had buried the four kids in the sand. The woman was still piling sand on the smallest boy in the forground. But, he wriggled out just after I took this picture.
I remarked that this boy had built a sand city. He responded with, “Thanks. I didn’t do it all by myselft. They helped me.” He pointed to the other kids in the water.
A little farther along, we saw this osprey circle over the water, looking for a fish dinner. It came back empty-clawed and landed on this dead tree and spread its wings to dry.
When it was satisfied with the drying job, it folded the wings back into place.
A lot of sand has been washed away from the beach and it is about a foot or two lower that it has been in the past.. The west end of the beach is all rock, except for a narrow path along the higher grass level. We continued along the cove and all the way to the small bridge over the creek.
There are huge mounds of seagrass along the beach there. I asked Andy to be my scale model and next next to one to show how high it is. I could not feel any rocks in the pile of grass.
This sandstone is very pretty with the impressions of old sea plants and animals. I don’t know what that fleshy plant is growing over it.
A large flock of pelicans was circling high over the beach as we returned to the parking lot.