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Monday, April 19, 2010
2:20 PM | Posted by Laura Lou | | Edit Post
I plan on doing a photo walk - ride this week around Sebastian. This will give me some connection to the town through the 8 months we are in Michigan. I hope my photos will also give the flavor of this town.
Evenings we very often get a treat or fast meal and go to a parking area along Indian River Drive at the Sebastian City Park. Parkers face East with the setting sun behind them and this has given me some interesting photos of the wildlife.
GOOGLE Photo of the park and River:
My photo of the view and the parkers (ours is the little red car on the right).
Sunday, April 18, 2010
5:20 PM | Posted by Laura Lou | | Edit Post
|"What do ya want to do today?"|
"Rainy Day? How about that flea market we see from I-95 near Eau Gallie (O-Golly)?"
From the flea market we drove less than a mile to look at a piece of land. The neighborhood was on a canal and many of the houses had one or more air boat. Supposedly the canal is open access to Lake Washington. But, he said, he has never found the real lake.
Back out on the main road we saw a local police officer and asked him about the lake. Seems that if we stay on the main road, which turns to unpaved in half a mile or so, and drive to the end of THAT, we will be near the lake. Have to walk down the muddy path to see the lake, he said.
|Soon we saw a youngish fella that looked like a Florida Native...yes there ARE some natives and mighty interesting they are. He was trying to take a photo of something. We asked and he replied "'Gator" and showed us. So I had to take a picture, too.|
|At the end of the road the "path" had a deep pit full of water across it so walking back to see the lake was not an option. Aha! There was ANOTHER Native Floridian...looked like an alligator hunter.|
We asked what he was looking at through his binoculars. "'Gator" he replied. Sure enough, down the way was another beastie.
|Not all of the sights were chilling. There were several species of amazing waterlilies.|
|Finally we got out the GPS and found a "Lake Washington Park" so we followed the GPS to a nice small but clean access point.|
It exists! Mostly marsh around the lake seems to make it so inaccessible unless you have an airboat...but that lake is HUGE.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
2:59 PM | Posted by Laura Lou | | Edit Post
It is down to 2 weeks until we leave and I accomplished one more goal...sort of.
|Many times in the last 8 years we have seen Osprey (Fish Eagles, Sea Hawks) flying with fish in their talons. I took a photo of one today...not easy to get all that close.|
Some day I will have my camera with the telephoto lens with me and be able to get the driver to actually stop the car.
Monday, April 5, 2010
7:18 AM | Posted by Laura Lou | | Edit Post
With the staggered school terms, Spring Break wanders all over the calendar, however, Easter Week still seems to be the most popular. Our own family is here for 10 days so we have been busy with;
...and more to come!
|The town Egg Scramble:|
|Easter Morning Baskets|
|...and egg hunt|
|Swimming, swimming, and more swimming:|
|Space Shuttle Launch:|
- Laura Lou
- Michigan/Florida, United States
- I am a retired Middle School Science teacher from Michigan spending 4 months each winter in Florida and learning about a whole new world.