Quite the difference between the last park and this one, like night and day! The only wildlife we will see in this park will be the birds at the bird feeders throughout the park. We will be here for two weeks, taking advantage of our Thousand Trails membership which means it's rock bottom LOW COST...We've already recouped the cost of our Florida zone membership by staying in the Keys, now it's like close to staying free in the rest of any Thousand Trails Parks for the next 60 days. The more you use your membership in the Thousand Trails parks system, the more the average price of a stay per night goes down..Two weeks in the system, one week out.....After the 60 days are used, the price is 3.00 a night in a membership park of which there are over 80 to choose from.
Eldo decided to head out towards the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.....There was a really stiff wind blowing today...so stiff that the red warning flags were out.....
We checked out a couple different beaches today...the sights are never the same.....At one beach, a young couple was fishing for pompano fish...a very flat fish that you fish from the surf....Now try to look past the young lady in the bikini, guys, to see another interested party.....
The heron wasn't the only other interested party, especially after the young man caught a pompano fish....he threw it back, guess it was too little! That little fish was flatter than a pancake!
It was different seeing a great heron in the pounding surf of the Atlantic. We were used to seeing them in calmer waters......Maybe he likes to eat pompano fish, too!
It's great to see some different shore birds for a change....these are royal terns, I think! They remind me of Groucho Marx....
We really enjoyed visiting several beaches today...the threat of storm clouds and heavy rain kept us from making an afternoon of being lazy at the beach.....It's supposed to be cloudy and possible rain tomorrow, so we'll see what we come up with......Bye for now.....
Great heron shots; the one of the heron and the young couple is one of those momentary shots that are priceless for the story they tell.ReplyDelete
We were in Vero Beach last March and it was windy then too. It was amazing how cold it was at the beach with that wind blowing.... Hope it dies down while you're there...March winds and all.ReplyDelete
Some place we enjoyed seeing was Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. It was the first one...we found it interesting...especially the boardwalk.
Great pictures, especially the heron and pelicans.ReplyDelete
I love watching great herons. They are so graceful! Great photos. ~wheresweaverReplyDelete
Oh, I just love, love, love the beach. ..I could spend hours and hours out there.ReplyDelete
An interesting aspect of all your pics of shorebirds is that we watched a nature special where they were explaining that they were encouraging townships to no longer groom the beaches, but to leave them as natural as possible for the benefit of all the shorebirds who pick through all the seaweed for sustenance. . .I was totally intrigued by the entire program!