If you walk down Sunrise Ave. and cross A1A, you arrive at one of the many dune parks along Brevard county. This is the parking lot of the one directly across from our neighborhood.
It takes Boo and & I 10 minutes to walk to the beach, 3 minutes to drive.
Here is the dune crossing.
Boo and I learned of rip tides and how to swim out to sea, out of the rip tide and then swim horizontal to the shore until you are out of the rip tide before trying to swim back to shore. There is a sign at every dune crossing.
The first ocean view you get when you cross over the dune.
It takes my breathe away.
The brilliant sun, the thunderous sound of the waves, the sea gulls coasting overhead, it is all so overwhelming. If I could somehow embrace the sea, I would totally hug it.
The Atlantic Ocean
The view to the left.
The view to the right.
The street sign to our neighborhood.
I don't know why this strikes me as funny, I have actually used it several times to identify where we need to come up from the beach. It can be disconcerting to walk and walk and then not recognize the steps you need to go up.
(Matsuka, if you right click this photo you will be given an option to save this image to your computer. More of Pinky to come!)
Boo's shell vignette.
Our favorite spot to sit.
I do not know if the sun and heat slows people down and creates a general calm feeling in most people, but everyone we meet has been so pleasant and friendly. People say good morning to us and stop to talk to Christian about all sorts of different things; creatures, palm trees, ocean facts and stuff about different shells.
It's really nice here.