Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Fog

Yesterday afternoon the fog bank that had been hanging offshore moved in and whited out Cocoa Beach. Sunny and mid-80s one minute and dense fog and chilly the next. It was still here this morning and I could barely make out the waves from the dune. By 10 AM fog was gone and temps were in the mid 70s and headed for the 80s.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas parades

A good time was had by all yesterday at the always eclectic Christmas parade through downtown Cocoa Beach. In addition to the usual high school bands and fire engines, we had the local church rock and roll band on a trailer rocking the crowd along with random vehicles, people walking and the occasional crazy group of Shriners careening about on mini cars and bikes. Somehow the Super and Volcom buses snuck into the mix between the Girl Scouts and a couple of librarians in a Rolls Royce followed by the boys from Virus Busters in their ratty old station wagon. All threw candy to the delight of the kids. The weird times continued last night in the Christmas boat parade through the southern residential canals of Cocoa Beach. The blurry photo at the bottom is from under the 520 bridge before the start as those of us in uncovered boats dodged a rain shower. Probably about 30 highly decorated boats manned by rowdy crews braved the on and off sprinkles to the delight of what appeared to be thousands of residents in the waterfront backyards.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Slow day at Coconuts

Beautiful but slow day at Coconuts.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Misty morning

Misty morning yesterday in south Cocoa Beach with a lone walker.

Below is the map of the route of the Cocoa Beach boat parade on December 12 starting at 6 PM. The parade will start at Marker 101 across the road from the hospital and end off the golf course. Watch the silly boaters from anywhere along the route or fire up the party barge and join in.