Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thinking About the Beach


As spring unfolds our minds are turning south to the Florida gulf coast where we spend our annual summer beach vacation. There has been a lot going on down there in recent months. LuLu's Destin restaurant is well under construction, and Bud and Alley's in Seaside now features breakfast. Last month local residents fought off a Hampton Inn on County Road 30-A in our beloved Seagrove Beach, although the fight may not be over.

Sadly, there was a recent drowning off Crab Island, and another incident that could have ended up much worse. Both were related to the strong tide, which I have experienced there firsthand. We haven't been out to Crab Island since Captain Randy took us out there for the last time in 2012. There are several different pontoon boat rental services, but it won't be the same as the trusty sailboat.