Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Working on the Water

Not everyone at the Port is going on a cruise

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shrimp Season in Cocoa Beach

It's that time of year.. Shrimp boat off Cocoa Beach.

They're catching the big ones right now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Good New Cocoa Beach Restaurant

Fat Kahuna's Beachside Grill is open in the old Key West Taco building in front of Coconuts in Cocoa Beach. I've eaten there twice and looks like I will be returning often. I had the mahi sandwich on my first visit on opening weekend and the ahi tuna kabob (pictured above) last Saturday. The mahi sandwich was one of the best I've had anywhere in this county and the kabob with roasted veggies, coconut rice and kahuna slaw was over the top. The menu includes tempura starters (mushrooms, green beans, zucchini, shrimp, calamari, mozzarella), salads, kabobs and dinner plates of shark, shrimp, tuna, chicken, mahi, veggies, burgers, sandwiches of fish, shrimp, chicken and tuna and assorted sides. Beer and wine are served. Prices are wallet friendly.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gator in the sky

Little Cocoa Beach Country Club gator.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Condos in the distance

Cocoa Beach from south Cocoa Beach

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Moon behind the clouds

Trippy full moon over south Cocoa Beach Nov. 27, 2012 (unaltered pic)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Art Show weekend in Cocoa Beach

Music acts all day on two different stages
Audience enjoying music by Damien

Got a little crowded at times


Gator/Pekingese hybrid

The Kettle Korn guys were the busiest booth at the show

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Music at the Cocoa Beach Art Festival

Just one of many musical acts yesterday at the Art Festival downtown

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Art Festival Saturday

Sunrise south Cocoa Beach Nov. 24, 2012

Woke up to a cloudless sky, head high, super-clean waves and slightly chilly temps in the low 60s at the moment projected to hit mid 70s by midday. Art Festival begins today in downtown Cocoa Beach and looks to be a good one.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Looking west

Merritt Island in the distance, Cocoa Beach in the foreground

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Manatees in Banana River

At least four dead manatees were discovered in the Banana River in Cocoa Beach this week. Their deaths were not boat related and, at this time, speculated to be biological in nature. I will update info as it is released.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sandy uncovers billions of shells

After Hurricane Sandy our beach is covered with shells

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy swell is still here

High tide Monday morning 10-29-12 south Cocoa Beach

Saturday, October 27, 2012

More post-Sandy beach pics 10-27-12

The surf is cleaning up rapidly with the NW wind.
We lost some beach but many dunes held strong.
Dunes are remarkably strong in south Cocoa Beach
There were dozens of turtle eggs washed out of late nests

Thankfully most turtle nests have hatched by late October

The day after

Buoy hit wave height of 30 feet during the night
Water was a little high at the contest site behind Coconuts yesterday

Wind has little west in it already Saturday morning so surf should begin to subside and clean up. It's a far cry from the shot above from Friday afternoon. The contest may actually be able to run heats today.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sandy's erosion beginning in Cocoa Beach

This morning 10-26, 8 AM at N. 1st Street
This was about 2 hours after high tide 10-26
I'm thinking these seaward dunes will be lost at high tide this afternoon

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Delta launch this morning

Delta IV rocket streaks skyward on 10/4/2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Good morning, Cocoa Beach

Sunrise in south Cocoa Beach last day of September 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bad day fishing

While my friends and I had a great last day of snapper mini season
yesterday someone's day was not as good. We saw the boat above on the beach
in the Canaveral Bight on the way back in. No details at this point.
BTW, we caught our limit of snapper (one per person) smallest 14 lbs.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Crabs & fighters in Cocoa Beach

The sound from the Raptor doing it's maneuvers today at the Cocoa
Beach air show was so loud and intense it had the ghost crabs
seeking shelter above ground. This guy cowered at the back door
until the ruckus was over.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Farewell Endeavour

Endeavour on the way to her final resting place

Early morning crowd of locals gathers to watch Endeavour's departure.