Thursday, January 29, 2015

Canaveral National Seashore

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.

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2 comments:

  1. Looks like a fine way to relax.

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  2. Hey Boonedocks! We are way behind on our blog reading, so today I read your Dec-Jan entries. We’ve never RVed in FL (and Jim has never been to FL period) so we will be looking to you for ideas. Also, I (Bev) had a gout attack last fall, but mine was much more classic than Gary’s. Within ten minutes of first thinking my shoe felt tight, my left big-toe joint and foot were red, hot and swollen. I grabbed the laptop and googled “sudden joint pain” -- gout fit ALL the symptoms, and luckily I had some Aleve so I took a large dose. The next day it felt like I had slammed my big toe into a wall, but I could walk. Sorry Gary’s attack, diagnosis, and recovery was so drawn out and hope he has not had another attack. What a bummer. But at least you are now in Florida!

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