Friday, January 21, 2011
Vilano's Empty Winter Beach
Bear says, "The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful!"
(He's such a Buffett fan)
Vilano beach is very shelly and is a pretty decent place to hunt for fossil shark teeth. It's not as productive as Venice or Englewood for fossil sharks teeth,but it's definitely worth a look if finding ancient teeth is your thing.
It is mine, although not with 100 pounds of labradork tugging on a too short leash.
I'm surprised any of these photos are in focus!
It was a cold day and the sun was setting fast when Bear and I took our beach walk ...
Make that "beach run", a beach outing with Bear almost always involves running.
I love the emptyness of a winter beach.
The photo above is looking south towards St. Augustine Inlet.
Empty here too!
This red coquina shell beach is a real vehicle trap and even 4WD's can wind up sitting mired on their frames if the driver is careless.
This driver was not careless and did not bury his JEEP in the shell sand.
Guided by his faithful dog, he made it out alive.
(Bear and I are both trying to look serious in this photo ... he smiled first immediately after this photo, so I win)