Wednesday, November 7, 2012


It has been quite chilly for most of our stay in Daytona, which is good for projects, but not good for swimming or the beach. We finally made it to Ponce Inlet on the Honda Helix, before the next cold front arrived. We parked and explored along the nature walk out to the observation tower.

This is the view from the marsh area, looking out over the inlet.

We usually like to walk out to the end of the fishing jetty, but the tide was so high that the leftover north waves would have gotten us wet.

You can see the sand erosion all along the beach. 

I think the lifeguard rescue Jetski needs to be rescued! 

There were quite a few people fishing and we watched as this man was netting bait fish.

He threw one large mullet back into the water (see it with the waves in the background?)...he was showing his friends the big bite it had in it from possibly a shark.

That's why we can't imagine being this lone surfer. He (or she) would be "the only game in town" when it came to being shark bait!

We were scanning the inlet for dolphins, but unfortunately didn't see any this time. However the Coast Guard went out on a call.

Shore birds were everywhere especially Snowy Egrets, waiting for a fish hand-out. No wonder they are also called "yellow slippers". This one is resting in the warm sand.

Pelicans lined the pilings and would occasionally dive for dinner.

Grackles entertained us with their antics, trying to get a drink from the shower head, upside down.

Last but not least...the OTHER lighthouse in our lives, the Ponce DeLeon Inlet Light.

Soon we'll be living under the famous red and white striped Elbow Reef Light in Hope Town!

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