Friday, July 11, 2008
Life's a Beach
in Cocoa Beach, Florida! The Atlantic Ocean is beautiful along with the beaches. The sand is not as white as Gulf Shores, Al. and the sand here is very hot to walk on.
T wanted to take surfing lessons today so we sat on the beach for 3 hours watching her become a "surfer girl". The blue shirt is a "rash shirt",in surfer language. It is to prevent a rash that you would get when you get on and off the surfboard. The instructor was "hot" so that made it even more fun!! Jelly fish do hurt when they sting you! I was standing in the ocean and bam one got me! T said that everyone else in her group got stung but her. There were little clear plastic looking jelly fish washing up but it is the tiny little brown ones that sting you. The clear ones don't unless you step on them. The beach experts said that the changes in the temp of the water from the hurricane stir up the jellyfish and make them come in closer. Hurrican Bertha is out here in the Atlantic and it made the waves great for surfing. The waves are supposed to be even better tomorrow when the hurricane moves closer to land. T saw a manatee out in the water today, not up close but guess he was just passing by!
Tomorrow R is going Red Snapper fishing and T and I are doing whatever we want for the day! There is a restaurant that will cook the snapper for you so that hopefully is where we will have dinner!
Tonight we sat in the bar at the hotel and listened to some New Orleans jazz. This music is what I thought we would hear in NOLA, not the rap junk!