This place is indescribably beautiful. I took 229 photos today and will do my best to share only the ones I think you would most enjoy.
I grew up on the Atlantic coast and am used to beige sand and murky greenish ocean water. I am always enthralled by the difference on the Gulf side of Florida. The sand is pure white, and the water a beautiful, clear turquoise.
It’s been hot, but with the constant ocean breezes, it is chilly in the shade. We’ve worn windbreakers with our shorts several times today. We haven’t run the air conditioner at all. We just open all the windows and bask in perfect temperatures. It gets chilly at night, so we do close them at night. Except mine stays cracked open. I like to sleep cooler than Ron. 🙂
In addition to the glorious beach, I’ve found beautiful flowers blooming here in the most inhospitable places. I’ve also found lots of wild edible plants, but since they are everywhere, I’ll skip them today.
We did have a scare this morning. Sunny woke up sick, in pain and lethargtic. So we spent the morning at the Gulf Island Animal Hospital. They aren’t sure what’s wrong with him, but gave him a shot for pain and inflammation, more meds to help settle his stomach and relax him, and special food to eat for a week. He is doing a lot better this afternoon, so I think he will be okay until we can get to our vet at home.