Today was a bright sunny day and it even warmed up to 19 degrees Celsius.
After breakfast we drove about 10 miles to visit “The Coral Castle” Built in the 1920’s for his girlfriend who left him standing at the alter, this has now become a popular tourist attraction. To think that he built this by hand is quite remarkable. Click on the link above to learn more about the castle.
We came back to our hotel room after our visit to the castle and had some lunch, then headed back out for an ice cream dessert at the local Stone Cold Creamery.
We found a nearby park to go for a walk.
Along the walk we encountered this rather interesting mailbox.. very fitting for Florida.
There was a small lake with a beach in the park and we enjoyed watching and photographing the birds.
The Muscovy Ducks were very tame and came very close to us.
Then an American Coot came swimming towards the beach.
A couple of White Ibises then came ashore eventually joined by several more.
Out on the lake there was the sound of a honking goose.. this is a Domestic Goose. He swam closer and closer and eventually came out of the water to walk on the beach.
This is a juvenile White Ibis.
Adult White Ibises.
The palm trees in the neighbourhood were decorated with red ribbons.
Back at the hotel we sat outside and read our books and enjoyed the warmth and sunshine.
I had a little nap and then it was time for dinner.
We went to the local IHOP for dinner.
If you wish to see all the photos from today you can click on this link to my FLICKR site.
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