South Florida

Late afternoon on Hallandale Beach, north of Miami. A quick walk before dinner.

Things on the beach. The beach was littered with Portuguese man o’ wars. I would not want to come close to one of these in the water. They are known to have a painful sting.

Tile on the walkway and hibiscus near the parking lot.

Big boats are common along the inter-coastal waterway.

Heading home before crossing Alligator Alley.

Some parting shots from our quick trip to south Florida to visit Brett’s relatives.

SkyWatch Friday

Blue skies and seaweed filled beaches – Skywatch Friday

Walking down Hallendale Beach, just north of Miami, I noticed how the tall buildings blocked the sun as it was going down late in the afternoon. There would be a spot of sun and then a spot of shade over and over again.  I have to brag that while the water looked greener than our water over on the gulf, our beaches are much prettier. The sand on the gulf side is whiter and more like flour.

Looking south towards Miami.

These bright blue fish were swimming right along the shoreline. They had big eyes.

My first portuguese man o war washed up on the beach. It’s really pretty. I actually knew what this was because I had recently read about it on Blog The Beach. I explained to my hubby how it’s not really a jellyfish but a group of organisms that live together. He was like “What a nerd.” I don’t know if these are found on the gulf side. I’ve only heard of them over on the Atlantic side.

Hubby and I had a few hours to kill before dinner with his relatives in south Florida so we headed over to the beach for a long walk.

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