It's a beautiful morning in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and I'd like you to join me for a walk on the beach. The sand is still cool, so kick off your shoes and wiggle your toes in the sand.
We'll start by walking down the back steps of my hotel (see last post) onto the private beach.
Not many folks are out this early. I almost have the beach to myself. Yipee!
Of course, the pelicans are always present. Have you ever noticed they resemble pterodacytls?
Ouch! I stepped on a sharp shell. Look carefully, there's a sandpiper in the surf.
It's breakfast time for the pelicans and they are diving and splashing like crazy. This guy has been especially lucky fishing and looks satisfied with the day's catch.
A little farther down the beach there are fewer birds and more houses lining the coast.
And as we keep walking we get to the beginning of the most popular public beaches.
The sun is getting hotter. Boy that beach umbrella looks tempting.
It's amazing how quickly a clear sky turns cloudy in Florida.
These turtles in a front yard pond along the intercoastal don't seem to mind a few clouds.
Neither does this (plastic) front lawn gator!