A most inviting walkway leading to some very nice eye candy. Beach access in the Jupiter area is easy, parking is free and the landscape is devoid of condo towers. Thank you to those forward thinking city planners of yesteryear.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Another view of the navigational access to the Loxahatchee River...The Loxahatchee is an extensive boating venue as it meanders some 9+ miles well into the expansive and forever wild Jonhathon Dickinson Park. Upsteam the river is a wilderness playground for kayak and canoe users, the shores seemed filled with abundant wildlife (and more than a few alligators!).
Thursday, January 26, 2012
This photo shows the navigable entrance to the Loxahatchee River from the Jupiter Inlet portion of the intracoastal waterway. AND....the purpose of this post is to entertain my grandson, Oliver. As a four year old budding engineer, Oliver is most interested in the mechanical workings of the world around him. (Try Christmas shopping for a four year old fascinated by elevators!) Drawbridges and railroads are at the top of Oliver's list and I'm sure that this shot that combines both will be a real attention getter that might give Sesame Street a little competition today!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Boat traffic shares the road in south Florida. Numerous drawbridges along busy highways such as US1 cross the Intracoastal waterway resulting in the marine equivalent of a traffic jam. Many bridges open "on demand" while a few have scheduled openings only on the half hour. These boating bottlenecks can provide some entertainment for spectators as large vessels continually maneuver while waiting in the wind and current.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
It sure seems to me that a good number of the birds in Florida are aware of photographers. This egret not only posed at length, he showed off his vocal range squawking about one thing or another for an extended period of time. Much of the wildlife in southern Florida is rather approachable. I know fellow photographers who wade through a chilly Jamaica Bay Preserve hoping to get a long range shot of wading seabirds.
Monday, January 23, 2012
That is a handful for sure that friend Dave has there. During his visit we decided that an ocean fishing trip was in order. Funny thing about "fishing" is that when a fish like this bonito hits your line you are in for a serious fight and the "fun" part of fishing starts to cramp your arm. Soon into the struggle your hand begs for mercy and you begin to think that maybe today was a good day to go bowling.
It was a very good day as my very sore shoulder continues to remind me. Lots of fish came over the gunnel...Life is good!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
Empty Florida beaches as the "Siberian Express" blows across the peninsula. The locals have a real problem with these cold fronts that drop evening temps into the 40's and keep daytime highs in the low 60's. To this northerner it just feels like delightful early Spring weather! Life is Good.