Relaxation and Beauty
My husband and I took our 20th Wedding Anniversary and made it into a week-long vacation several years ago. We went to Sebastian Inlet State Park in Florida. This was near the beginning of my photography career – the time where I took it more seriously and looked for composition, etc. Here are a few of my favorite images from the trip:
If you love fishing, surfing, camping – the peaceful life – this is one place you have to go. The campground side is on an inlet where you can actually see manatee at times. And we did – for a brief second. The water was very murky from a recent tropical storm. Believe it or not and to my major disappointment, after living in FL for 20 years, I never really got a chance to see a manatee up close! Bummer!
If you go to the other side, you’ve got the Atlantic Ocean. The above picture was taken early one morning as a storm was rolling in. You can see more pictures (of the campsites, etc.) from our trip here. Watch out for Summer and early Fall. The no-see-ums are annoying. One way to keep them at bay is wind. If you have a fan faced towards you, you’re golden!
For fun, we found this NEAT sports bar – but it’s more than that. Capt Hirams is even an Inn and it’s all on a beautiful river. We had absolutely no satellite reception at the camper, and my husband didn’t want to miss a Chicago Bears football game, so we found this place. They have many different little bar areas. Some are covered. Some are out in the open. Some have a sandy ground. They’ve got TV’s all over the place for game days. They’ve got live music. This is an excerpt taken from their website: “Capt Hiram’s is a fun, relaxed waterfront beach resort located in Sebastian Florida with a riverfront seafood restaurant, Bahamian-style SandBar, Boatique gift shop, and marina nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway.” We had a wonderful time there and would not hesitate to go back if we’re ever in the area again.
What absolutely sucks is that my computer crashed a few years ago and I lost many, many pictures along with some from this trip. Surprisingly, I don’t have them on my old blog. I may have them on DVD, but sorry, I’m not digging into them. Yes, I have learned and now am backed up the wazoo! This is the only image I have from there. This trip was my first attempt at being creative as you can also see in the image with the water and bike leaning against the railing (above):