Thursday, November 5, 2015

November 4, 2015 - Horseshoe Beach, FL

What a beautiful view to see Gulf of Mexico when we got up and walked to the front area of our Lil' Home (LH).  It was almost as if we were floating on the water.  So heavenly!

When we stepped out of the LH there were already boat trailers parked, so the boats must have gone out so early in the morning.  

After our late breakfast we lounged for a bit before biking out.  A group of seagulls crowded in on a sandbar, the egret gracefully flying by.  There were people fishing from the dock, so Edith walked over to see what is going on.  There was this egret in the water waiting for the bait that one of the anglers might throw to it.  

We went out for a bike ride, went to the marina/store on the other side of the canal. We went inside to see what the store has. It did not have live shrimp, but has frozen ones.  We asked one of the guys about what place is ideal for fishing. "Shired Island", he highly recommended.  We had been there long time ago and will need to find time to drive over and check it out.  

We biked throughout residential streets checking out some interesting stuff.  There was one house with lots of buoys.  Most houses are on stilts, some are not.  Horseshoe Beach does get flooded once in a while especially during hurricanes.  It started to get too hot and muggy to continue biking, so we went back to the campsite.

We had beef stew leftover so we ate that up.  It was really nice to eat outside and watch birds go by, boats entering/leaving the ramp, pelicans taking a bath (it was fun watching them doing that).  So peaceful and quiet. We really need it!  Edith is not the type to sit idle all day long, she needs to get up and walk around once in a while to rejuvenate her mind, body and soul.  Erwin is the one that will happily sit in one place for hours and hours while reading a book.  

A large flock of pelicans started  dive bombing in the water and one pelican had a hard time keeping a fish in its beak.  Another pelican slyly swam close to the pelican with hopes that the fish will fall and it can grab it. It was a fun show to watch.  That is something we don't get to see very often.

Belted Kingfisher
Bald Eagle
No idea what it is...
"Which one do you want for supper", Edith asked Erwin.  Sometimes she will go ahead and fix whatever she feels like, but this time wanted to know what Erwin was in mood for.  "Pan fried chicken thighs fine", Erwin signed. Along with chicken thighs we had seasoned Italian green beans with sautéed mushrooms and sliced tomatoes with olive oil and basil seasoning.  It was too muggy to eat outside, so we dined inside.

Edith went by the library, which was closed, but was able to access the internet, checked emails. There was one from our realtor updating us on the status of our house.

Edith started to get excited about the sunset because there was no clouds around where the sun will set in.   Just perfect! That is the one she has been waiting for, a huge ball of fire sizzling into the water.  

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