07.02.2017 80 °F
It's good to be back at Port St. Lucie. Our camp is partly shaded, next to the river with all kinds of boats passing to go through the locks. Is easy to relax here with a gentle breeze from the river which cools our tent during the day. As soon as the campsite is all setup, we headed for Shindig Irish pub, listening to Irish music, and partake in their two for one drinks during the super bowl. We ran into people we met last year and someone new from the Cleveland area, small world. All night, the bartender asked trivia football questions and gave away prizes. I won a towel and a pair of sunglasses. What fun!
Lovely campsite on the water
At Shindig, Irish pub
Most of today was spent scouting for places for John to paddle and rent a kayak. The bike had to be taken in again for service and was told won't be ready for a few days...this didn't sit well with John. Went back to camp to regroup, and for the first time I am able to rest in the tent. The cool breeze from the river makes it so delightful! I feel very comfortable and at peace, especially with the sounds of the penny whistle playing Irish melodies. For John's free birthday dinner, we pigged out at the Golden Coral. As penance, went to Gold's Gym. John worked out for a couple of hours, whereas I rode the bike for 10 minutes and was glad my new knee can bend with each rotation. Looks like this will be our nightly ritual if we keep eating out!
Got up to a typical Florida morning...lots of dew and water everywhere. I shook the tent. Mary made coffee then off we went to the next adventure on the list, "Hobie Sound" with all the multimillion dollar homes along the way to "Blowing Rocks Beach"...sounds painful! Maybe I better put on my bicycle helmet to protect my head. The beach was beautiful and very different from other places I've been to. There is a ridge of rock along the waters edge all carved out by the restless ocean. We were there at low tide so I could walk along the water just below it. At high tide it would be cool to see the waves crashing and shooting up into the air. Will have to go back again at high tide. From there we went a short distance to visit Jupiter Lighthouse, no big deal with having one in our own backyard.
Mary is always waiting for me on trails
Rock cliffs have such unique patterns like from another world
at high tide the waves would be crashing
We need a bigger umbrella for the beach!
Oops! How that get in here!
Lighthouse that's not even white,what's with that?