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Four Islands

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  • Day22

    ... in Cocoa Beach

    January 30, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    January 23 - 30

    Our drive from Orlando to Cocoa Beach was supposed to be a quick l l/2 hours, but I made a spontaneous decision to avoid I-4 because traffic was inching along. Big mistake because the GPS and navigator took me on a route that was way off track so we didn't arrive until several hours later, partially due to stops for gas and food.

    Our home this week is The Resort on Cocoa Beach which is located on the Space Coast. We had two nice surprises on arrival: our assigned unit was one of the ocean-front penthouse condos (2 bedroom/2 bathroom) on the 8th floor; and we had an amazing view of a full moon rising! The resort is very nice and had many daily activities. The only one we attended was the weekly BBQ - hotdog, cheeseburger, beans, coleslaw, and coke - all for a remarkably low $4! We passed on the hotdogs! There was entertainment and I won one of the door prizes, a large coffee mug.

    Florida has been experiencing abnormal weather patterns due to it being an El Nino winter. Day time temperatures have averaged around 18 C and at night it's been as low as a chilly 2 C. We've also had record rainfall this month. C'est la vie!
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  • Day21

    The Cocoa Beach Resort

    January 29, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    On a sunny but cool day we went on a long day trip, once again arriving home after dark. We had planned to leave early but of course that didn't happen! A GPS and navigator malfunction didn't help the situation either! Our first stop was the Kennedy Space Centre. We got as far as the parking lot - $10 for parking, $49 for senior admission. Not going to happen! Our next destination was the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse where we had a picnic but again didn't want to pay the required $6 to climb to the top of the lighthouse. We then drove north along the coast as far as Ormond Beach. Our little day trip ended up being a 300 km road trip.

    The rest of the week we went on long beach walks, did some shopping, and relaxed with a glass of wine or two. Today we walked 7 km and then enjoyed a late lunch on our balcony. Notice the glass of wine in Linda's hand....a picture is worth a thousand words!
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  • Day32

    ... in Cocoa Beach

    February 9, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    February 7 -14th

    We're back at the same resort in Cocoa Beach. It was our favourite place so we didn't mind. We weren't fortunate enough to get a penthouse unit this time but we are on the 5th floor with a view of the community.

    We drove about 45 minutes south to the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne. It's a 200 acre constructed wetland system where the reclaimed water is used for irrigation. We were able to drive or walk along a berm so that you could get a close up view of the wildlife. We saw an alligator swimming in the water but it never did come to shore. There were lots of different birds that we were unable to identify and photographers with huge 2 foot lenses. One bird was the envy of the others when he swooped down and caught a small snake!
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  • Day33

    ... in Cocoa Beach

    February 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    It was time to say a tearful goodbye to my "twin". We did one last walk along the beach to the pier. All of our walking must have improved our fitness because we did this 7 K walk 2 weeks ago and it was much less exhausting this time around. On our way to the airport we stopped at one of the orange grove shops to pick up some juicy temple oranges, the first of the season. We paid $16.95 for about 20 pounds of oranges! Linda's carry-on suddenly became a few pounds heavier. The Orlando airport was less than an hour away and everything went smoothly. Linda would be arriving home just in time to experience the Polar Vortex (-40 with the windchill!).Read more

  • Day67

    ... in Cocoa Beach

    March 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We picked the hottest day of the year to go to the beach for the day. It was sunny and 33 degrees C. This was the same beach that Linda & I had stayed at in January but now the beach population had increased tenfold. We baked for 2 hours and then went to our favourite wetlands park to see the alligators and birds. It was even too hot for the wildlife as we didn't see as many as on previous visits. We drove around the area so that the Choboters could check out some RV parks in preparation for their retirement years. We also made another stop at the orange grove shop where I bought a bushel of delicious and juicy valencia oranges. So many oranges!Read more

    Nice pic!


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