We had a beautiful day of weather that allowed us to spend a relaxing afternoon at the beach. This time we skipped all the beachfront humanity of Coach Beach and headed out to the Canaveral National Seashore. The beach is on a barrier Island that also houses the Kennedy Space Center. This 24 mile long stretch of Atlantic Ocean beach is the longest stretch of undeveloped pristine shoreline in Florida. The National Park Service administers the area.
I fixed a picnic lunch which we enjoyed sitting in our folding chairs under a beach umbrella as the waves rolled in and out. Gary pulled out his metal detector for the first time in a long time hoping that Spanish Doubloons would be found in the sand. But as it was the first time in a long time, maybe he should have checked if the batteries were charged and if there was a spare set.