It's been raining for the last five days off and on, so we have been limited to exploring the coast by way of highway A1A and Highway 1. Highway 1 runs along the Indian River, and as we were coming back from a driving tour up and down the coast, we headed over to highway 1. We got hungry (Sparky is ALWAYS hungry!) and saw Captain Hiram's Resort and Sand Bar. We heard live music coming from the restaurant/sand bar, so we decided to stop and get an appetizer or two.
It was a COOL place as far as the atmosphere! Not so much for the food, as Yelp will tell you. That's an app we use on our smartphones to check out local places to eat and visit. Here's a link to the layout and offerings of Captain Hiram's. The main thing you need to know is, it's family friendly, there's live entertainment, if you sit outside, you are sitting in a TRUE sand bar---there is sand under your feet and you're gonna get sand in your shoes!
One of the other things we did today was drive up to Cocoa Beach. Eldy had heard a lot of things about it and wanted to visit it, as he'd never seen it. We had a campground to check out in Melbourne, an Outdoor Resort park. We visited that first and found that the park was completely sold out as far as sites, it was an older park and everyone was packed in extremely tight. If you see their brochure, they don't show you the tight camping sites, they show you their pool, which is across the street on oceanfront property and which is very beautiful. We saw a mini Winnie trying to negotiate a tight corner turn, run over the curb BIG TIME so it seems a big rig would have a very difficult time getting in and around this park.
|You can buy one of Ron's custom made surfboards, but not cheaply!
Tomorrow, Sparky is hoping for decent weather to get out in her Sea Eagle 385 for the first time.....