Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Several of the planes were practicing for the air show Friday over the ocean. An F-18 was doing low passes down the beach and when it went supersonic the shock wave was mind blowing. I wasn't fast enough to get a photo but it looked like the one below. Same type of aircraft. If you're in town or nearby try to make it to the beach to see some incredible aircraft and aerobatics.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Yesterday afternoon, within minutes of Kelly Slater clinching his 11th world surfing title in his 2nd heat at Ocean Beach San Francisco the boys had strung up a banner with a big 11 behind Kelly's statue at the entrance to downtown Cocoa Beach. The crowd watching on the big screen in the back room at Surfinista Cafe erupted when Kelly caught his winning wave in the last minutes of his heat. Computers all over town were tuned in to watch this unprecedented and likely never to be repeated moment. Needless to say, Cocoa Beach is very proud of our champion. Way to go, Kelly.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
A perspective of the main runway at Patrick Air Force Base not
commonly seen by civilians.
Not exactly a "Maverick" fly-by of the tower but close enough to feel cool.
Sol y Mar condo at 14th St. south center foreground with Snug Harbor beyond.
Cocoa Beach Pier with a few surfers enjoying the last remnants of the Hurricane Maria swell.
All shots were from an early morning flight today with Florida Biplanes out of the Merritt Island Airport. I highly recommend taking advantage of their very reasonably priced flights along the beach, Space Center and further west. Acrobatics are possible for the more adventurous passengers. Two passengers can fit in the open cockpit with the wind in their face. Double thumbs up adventure.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
NASA's Grail probes streaking towards their mission on the moon aboard a Delta II rocket yesterday. I forgot about the launch and rushed outside when the thunder of the Delta II began rattling the office windows.
Meanwhile in south Cocoa Beach the slow beautiful season has begun.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
When we see the plane above circling over the Banana River in south Cocoa Beach in the afternoon, we know to expect these below. Pararescuemen (PJs) out of Patrick Air Force Base jumping and landing in the river. We're proud to be the home of these brave, highly specialized troops.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
A few shots from high tide at daybreak this morning Friday Aug. 26, 2011.
Erosion was minimal and we only lost a few of the easternmost
minor dune plants. Water crested the first edge and pooled in
between the dunes with no major effect. Having low tide coincide
with the peak of the wave heights was helpful. Reports from Elbow
Cay in Abaco are that the dune was breached between the Abaco Inn
and Sea Spray with the ocean washing into White Sound in the same
place that it did during Floyd.