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Thursday, August 20, 2009

MOST DEFINITELY DOCKED

What a wonderful homecoming after being in the steamy mangroves at Vero Beach.

Vero is still beautiful, but the mosquitos and the 'no-see-ums', were something else and when Laurie dropped some salmon in the water, there was an instant explosion of catfish in the brown muddy waters. They must have seen that salmon coming......................It is not blue, blue, Bahamas blue, but this new location is nothing short of Superb. That's superb with a capital "S". Magnificent views across this enclosed mini-lake, a dock to die for, and dolphins to secure extra lines to, in the event of really strong winds. A real blessing and not in disguise, either. We are doing this daily 'powerwalk' thing in the morning, which really turns into a slow stroll, because there is so much to see (and to share). The residences and mansions are top class, and the lawns exquisitely manicured. This is quality living. Even the mailboxes are out of the ordinary, and if perchance your palm tree should die, well................ just turn it into a manatee(dugong) garden ornament............. The 'hood' is huge, so it will take quite a few weeks before we have explored all the streets. Definitely killer territory for the lawn service people. Here they don't just operate with a big trailer and a giant pick-up,... No Sir,........... this is semi-trailer country. Would not be surprised if someone re-invents the helicopter so that the blades are underneath and does a little grass-chopping as a side-job..................... Once again we did not win Powerball........ so many weeks of 'NOT A WINNER", how can that be? ......We are only going to be here for a short time............



Some have beautiful mini gardens around them with flowers..... and I was going to say 'bees', to keep the post-person on his/her toes.



Painted or layered with ceramic tiles they look real cute, or if you are inclined towards 'rusticity'...........Well, then there is this model. Or maybe it belongs to the oldest resident in the neighborhood.



There are lots of water birds to be found, all shapes and sizes, and a whole new array of flowering bushes in this parkland setting. The Atlantic Ocean is only a stone throw away......... Well, a good stone throw anyway.............



The real eye-opener was on the golf course. There are lots of employees maintainig the golf course but to ensure that there are no 'foreign' type weeds on the greens they use these trained egrets to judiciously remove the 'bad seeds'.



For a long time the Captain has been in the habit of de-laminating his food prior to eating. You know what I mean...................................... First remove the top layer of the hamburger, then eat the meat and cheese seperately, then the salad, the onion ring, and the slice of tomato, then finish it off, kind of thing. This whole process usually put this huge smile on the "Queen"'s face. The Captain does this, in order to prevent the "flavour savers" from sticking to his beard. The "Queen of Florida" on the other hand, doesn't have one of those, so her Highness wouldn't know. The first time I tried to eat a 'Subway" sandwich, her way, it was out with her camera...................... The result of that humungous bite is not publishable............, not under any circumstances..........

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1 comment:

SV Orpailleur said...

Mate, a sad state of affairs - you should be on a beach somewhere. When are you now planning to head off - November?