White Sands Inn
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... due to the land acting as a wind buffer. Once again our exit was a smooth one (hooray!) We were pleased with ourselves and the calm waters on the ICW but we knew this was going to be a long day due to the many miles we had to cover. And, there was one worrisome section of the trip that would take us into the Gulf. We were still in that phase of nautical development that we were terrified of the Gulf.
As expected, the ICW portion of our travel that day went well enough and ...
... be in the dark. All the tourists start arriving about 7 pm for the sunset.It's also a popular time for the working folk to come out for their after work run or walk, so it is pretty busy. It wasn,t a spectacular sunset, but it was nice. I managed to twist my (good) knee on the way home, so the rest of the evening was ice on knee and in drink .Good thing I bought a big bottle of medicinal ...
... folks feed the huge Tarpon. You can buy a two dollar bucket of small fish there. The main competitor for the fish are the very large pelicans that hang out there. They even have a dedicated "Pelican Hazer" who chases the nasty birds away so folks can even feed the Tarpon. We saw Tarpon that must be over three feet long and weigh in excess of twenty five pounds! Fun for a bit of time.
We looked for ...
... that?). They took them over to the park (yes, Marty to our park) and ate them. Mom said eating the first fish taco was like going up to Heaven then coming back alive (the world will so allow it...). The mural over the table confirmed it (see pics). Dad on the other hand was complaining about the pepper sauce he had added to his fish taco and Mom being the angel that she is traded her second taco for his second taco thinking she ...
And, speaking of nature, we were told all about the poisonous snakes and pythons running around this park eating everything in sight. However, the reality of it is that we have been here for almost four months and just a week ago saw our first "snake". As it turned out it wasn’t a snake at all, but an 18” legless lizard (a glass lizard). As for the pythons, Russ did see a dead one only because a ranger pulled it out ...
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