Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sea Oat Planting

The county, usually once a year, makes baby sea oats available for purchase for those who want to plant them on the beach to help dune regeneration. We purchased 96 babies for $48 and planted them on the beach behind the house yesterday afternoon. I'll keep readers informed of their progress here on the blog. Believe it or not the flat in the first photo contains all 96 seedlings.



The plants on approximate 18" centers as recommended.



Monday, February 15, 2010

Tranquil water in south Cocoa beach



A calm day along the Banana River shoreline in Sunset Cove.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Car Carrier at Port Canaveral



This huge ungainly beast of a ship is a car carrier most likely transporting Hyundai autos that were loaded in South Korea and arriving at Port Canaveral via the Panama Canal. This one appears to be of the class that has a capacity between four and six thousand vehicles. This is just one of the unusual vessels that one can see dining at one of the Port restaurants. I shot as I was leaving Grills after having an always-good fish sandwich for lunch.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cocoa Beach Groundhog



This is the closest thing we have to a groundhog in Cocoa Beach, a marsh rabbit. There are plenty that live in the dunes between the beach and the oceanfront buildings. I took a pic of this little guy in my backyard.