Monday, April 04, 2011


Gorgeous. Our weather has been amazing the past few days, so early in the morning we headed to New Smyrna Beach.
Sunrise over Lake Jessup. (Like I said, we leave early.)


We got to the beach at 8:30 and spent the next hour walking along the shoreline which was littered with crab shells. We started collecting them, and I meant to take a picture, but after a while we abandoned the idea because there were just so many. Around 10am we were hungry and left the beach to go to Publix, to grab a sub, our usual beach meal.
By the time we got back to our usual beach, it was getting really busy and the parking lot was full so we decided to drive all the way to the end of the island to the Canaveral National Seashore. We don't normally go there because it's a $3 a person fee to get into the park, and the last time we were there, there were no bathrooms, but we knew it would be less busy so we paid our six bucks and drove in.

Canaveral National Seashore

We were rewarded with a near empty beach.


Sparkling water

The sand had a crust on it like creme brulee and I got enormous pleasure out of cracking it.

Creme brule sand

After cracking it I ran my foot through it and it was so warm and soft it felt more like warm butter and not at all sandy.

Soft sand

We discovered they had also built bathrooms, though because there is no running water it was more of a glorified porta potty. A porta potty that looked and smelled like it hadn't been cleaned out in years. I stepped into the bathroom and right out again. The stench was so bad it clung to me all the way back to the car. Ewww.

At noon it was time to head home and as were exiting the park there was a park ranger blocking the entrance turning cars away because the park was full. We decided right then that despite the lack of a usable bathroom,we were going to buy an annual pass to the park.


Vickie said...

If ya'll had gone Saturday we probably would have run into each other.

c.g. said...

Thank you for posting the pictures!
Snowed here last night so looking at the beautiful sunrise and the ocean
is wonderful.