Sunday, February 7, 2016


Pelicans line up for some treats every-time fishermen begin their fish cleaning chores at Jetty Park in Ft. Pierce, FL.  The newly renovated park is along the inlet connecting the ocean to the inter-coastal waterway and the city's harbor.

We were there that recent afternoon to do an Earth (Geo)cache which examines the history of the jetty and its effect on the coastal environment.

The pelicans likely are permanent residents.

With free room and board, why not! 


An apparently opportunistic cormorant appears to be hitching a ride on a cooperative Canada Goose on this small lake near Malabar, FL recently while seven of us wandered by on a geocaching outing.

Caching trumped photography that day so I didn't linger long enough to determine if the goose was alive or was a decoy.

Still wondering.

Monday, February 1, 2016

ENDLESS SUMMER Vineyard and Winery
Fort Pierce, FL

We thought of Ohio friends Don and Mark and their ladies while we enjoyed this performance of Contemporary Blue Grass music in the outdoor playroom of the winery; the ceiling appropriately festooned with surf boards due to its location close to the nearby ocean.

It was one of those idyllic Florida winter days where Sue and I enjoyed doing a couple of local geocaches while our Ohio caching/bicycling/kayaking/hiking/birdwatching friends, Greg, Bill and their ladies (fellow snowbirds), hustled off to Jupiter, FL for a visit to that town's historic lighthouse mentioned in previous blog stories here!

In mid afternoon we rendezvoused at the winery for some rousing entertainment ranging from the music to lively games of Corn Hole tossing.

From here it was a short drive to one of our favorite, local Italian eateries where the six of us made surprisingly short work--well, maybe not so surprising--of two large pizzas, then meandered back to our winter digs for some romping around the domino game board.

No shortage of amusements here while we keep our distance for awhile from our sometimes-polar abused Ohio homeland.