First Trek Around New Boardwalk at Smyrna Dunes Park

I’ve written about my visits to Smyrna Dunes Park before and usually I head to the beach area at the Inlet to search for shells. This time my visit was to check out the newly finished boardwalk which makes a circle around the peninsula. The Boardwalk is Finished! Because I hadn’t visited this area for…

Not the Best Week For Doing the Tourist Thing in St. Augustine

My younger son’s girlfriend is in college so her logical choice for a trip to see her boyfriend here in Florida is during Spring Break. Unfortunately it’s when all the Spring Breakers are here in Florida. Roll that together with Bike Week – which was the same exact week – why? … and you have…

Blue Springs Crystal Clear Water and Manatee Refuge

Blue Springs is one of Florida’s many state parks. It is known for it’s crystal clear swimming water, in season. It’s also a place where manatees take refuge during winter months (November to March). When the manatees call it home, there is no swimming. Located in Orange City, I’ve been to this Spring quite a…

Photos From Haulover Canal And Mosquito Lagoon Area

Recently our travels took us over to Mosquito Lagoon to watch the Falcon Heavy rocket launch. Because liftoff was delayed over and over, until the window for launch was almost up (at 4:00PM), we had some time to waste. We ended up on the dirt road that winds along the Haulover Canal and I took…