Only four more sleeps until we are off again on our way to Florida, via England. The six months has just flown by, and we’ve had so much fun. We’ve been for many walks just lately, to get our fill of the beach and sea, because after Tuesday, we won’t see it again, until April next year.
Yesterday, we were out really early, and it was quite cool and cloudy, but still warm enough for shorts and T-shirt,
This cargo ship looked really close, because it was bigger than the rest, but hubby assured me that it was just an optical illusion, and it was much too far away to swim out to. 🙂
I have to confess that this time, we didn’t make it past the old life guard’s restaurant, because the breakfast smells were so irresistible, and we hadn’t eaten yet, so in we went and ordered eggs, bacon, and two glasses of orange juice. I’m the mushroom fiend. 🙂
It’s not at all smart, but we love to sit out on the wooden benches, watching the waves and the comings and goings on the beach.
Some holiday makers were preparing to go out for a spin through the waves on one of the ‘rubber duckies’.
It took them forever to get their life-jackets on, but eventually they were all set to go, and the SUV pushed them into the sea.
Then it was off through the rocks,
and out into the ocean.
I wasn’t envious, because it looked like a really bumpy ride, and I prefer my sea-going craft to be much bigger than that.
I was amused by this bell and the sign on the wall of the restaurant.
We have seen dolphins on occasion, but I’d need a much better camera to get any decent photos. We’ve ordered a new one for delivery when we get to the States, as their half the price there, and I’m hoping that there will be a great improvement in the quality of my photos. At the moment I just have a 6-year-old Sanyo, and my iPhone. So watch out Phil, you may have competition with those egret and heron pics very soon. 🙂
We walked our breakfast off, and went up into the village to do some shopping. On the way back, I saw a tiny sapling on someone’s grass verge, and it reminded me of that 1970’s Tony Orlando song, “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree. ” Isn’t it cute?
Tomorrow we’ll be off up the hill to take my mom and sister out for lunch, and say our goodbyes, and then it will be down to the nitty-gritty of packing, which as you can imagine, is no mean task. I wish you all a very happy weekend, doing lots of relaxing or exciting stuff, or both. 🙂
Have a safe journey! 🙂
Thanks so much, Elizabeth. 🙂
Ok, so you are leaving on Tuesday? I am so sad that you will not be able to see why I was so scarce and exhausted the last couple of weeks!! It sounds like a great day and a decent breakfast!
What have you been up to, Zirkie. I can still check out your posts whilst I’m over there. 🙂
Happy travels AD 😉
Good luck with the packing!
Thanks so much. I’ve actually started the packing this morning. It’s going sort of well. 🙂
Don’t forget to pack your alligator dictionary so that you can learn to speak the local lingo.
I wonder if your tinkle-skills will be in demand there again, and if your piano Florida version is still in tune?
My mom taught me never to speak to strangers, and I think that most probably includes alligators. 🙂 I’m sure I’ll be tinkling away before long, Col. The temperature and humidity has been well controlled by internet remote from this end, so my piano should be ok.
Mushrooms with breakfast, instead of home fries! Never thought of it, but I’m on it! I LOVE mushrooms. And, you know where to stop by for beach pix :-).
Mush better for the waistline than fries, Gemma. 🙂
Have a lovely trip. Stay safe. Can’t wait to see your pics of Florida with the new camera 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
I do miss the walks by the sea….You would love a mushroom picking day in France if you like mushrooms…They are plentifull at this time of year!!
That sounds great, Lisa. Free mushrooms. 🙂
Oooh, you’ve got me in the mood for a fried breakfast now! 🙂
I think ‘hubby’ was right there. As I recall, when you stand on the shore the horizon is roughly three miles away. That ship looks pretty close to the horizon so perhaps a mile or two away. Although, of course, I don’t know how strong your swimming skills are. 😉
Hahaha. I can just about manage the length of our swimming pool, so I’d have drowned long before I reached the ship. 🙂
A plate of bacon eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes would go down well right now… Breakfast here I come. Safe journey.
Thanks so much, grannymar. Enjoy your breakfast. 🙂
Have a wonderful time with your mother and sister. Your blog is always full of freshness and I love your blog
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Stefan. 🙂
Have fun, and travel safe!
OW, stay there! Hehe. But Florida pics would be lovely to see. Will look forward seeing. It will nudge some of my Florida memories.
Thanks so much, Rommel. A change is as good as a rest. 🙂
Enjoy the trip and I look forward to hear about your adventures over seas…
Thanks so much, bdt. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Wishing you carefree and safe travels. I also look forward to your adventures once you share a continent with me! 🙂
Thanks so much, Gunta. Hope you’re feeling much better today. 🙂
Thanks, Sylvia. Doing a wee bit better. Still napping some though.
I like the dolphin bell 🙂
Great idea, isn’t it? 🙂
Boa viagem! If you are ever in the Algarve gives us a shout!
Thanks, Pip. I certainly will. 🙂
Looks like you had a great walk and an excellent breakfast! Love B&Es but I can’t do mushrooms.
I’m betting you be happy to be back in FL!
Yes we did, Phil. It’s ok about the mushrooms; I’ll have yours. 🙂 I am looking forward to seeing whether we have another ‘alli’ in our lake.
looks like a fun boat
I’m sure it was a fun ride. 🙂
Have a wonderful time with your mother and sister, AD!
Thanks so much, Amy. We always have fun together. 🙂
Fab breakfast! And you’ve done it again, one of my Dad’s favourite songs and I shall be singing (or trying to) all night now
Yes it was. 🙂 I hope you’ve enjoyed singing the yellow ribbon song. 🙂
Love the yellow ribbons! Your photos are amazing 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. Glad you think so. 🙂
It’s wet here, bring your raincoats!
Thanks, Gilly. I’ll be well prepared. 🙂
It’s time to have two sets of whatever you need, one here and one there. No more major packing then.
Looking forward to hear the tales about life in Florida again, sans Ally, of course
I have, mostly, but there will always be things here that i can’t live without there, and vice versa. 🙂
“…so in we went and ordered eggs,
bacon, and two glasses of orange juice…”:
a good decision!
Absolutely. I love making this kind of decision. 🙂
The good thing is that you can still talk to us no matter where in the world you are ad 🙂 I cant believe how time has flown.
It’s gone by so fast, Hopestar. It’s great that we’ll only be a blog comment away from one another. 🙂 Hugs
Love the beach shots.
and that breakfast plate… yum!
Thanks so much. Breakfast was delicious. 🙂
The egg, bacon and mushies – now that is brekkies 🙂 my style!! FUnny when we lives in the States Florida did not appeal to me at all, bur oh the Oregon shore line bought me hands down. Shows to each his own.
It was delicious. 🙂 I’ve never been to Oregon, but Gunta’s photos are wonderful. It looks like a great place to visit.
HI AD and Bon Voyage to you and your bagman 😀
Early morning on the beach is the best time I always think.. Breakfast looked good. I guess you must have a lot of packing to do.. I don’t envy you that! 🙂
Yes, quite a lot, so I don’t know what I’m doing here on the blogs. 🙂
That bell is a really good idea 🙂
Thanks, TA. I was dying to ring the bell. 🙂
What a wonderful and exciting trip you have had. I am glad I was able to experience some of it through your beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. We leave on Tuesday for our adventure again. 🙂
happy travelling and who looks after your house while you’re gone?
No-one really. We just lock up and go, The complex has a caretaker who knows where to get they key if there’s a problem.
Ah complex living, that explains it. The joys of lock up and go, hey.
It’s the perfect solution for us. 🙂
Sounds like it!
Wow, only “four more sleeps!?” That must be stressful moving somewhere for 6 months. I knew you were going to Florida, but where do you stay for 6 months? With your mother-in-law? Are you both retired that you can do this? I know I’ve somehow missed all these details somewhere along the way. Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful and safe journey!! Will look forward to hearing from you on the Florida end!
By the way, the egg with mushrooms looks delicious!
We have a house on a golf and country club estate in West Palm. No, I don’t work either, unless you call my little piano recitals, work. 🙂
Lucky you! Sounds wonderful!
My MiL lives in England, and a week’s stay at a time is long enough. 🙂 We bought a house in Florida just over a year ago. Hubby has been retired for 13 years already. 🙂
Nice, which part of Florida? I guess you must be free of work obligations too!
Good luck with the packing and travel safe, next time you are back we must do lunch.
Thanks, Sue. yes we definitely must get together next year. Hope you have a great summer. 🙂