Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday was the last day before we started our babysitting duties. We headed out to have a look at the spring break activities on nearby Okaloosa Island. The Panhandle of Florida has a fair amount of spring breakers with the majority centered on Pensacola and Panama City. The beaches and associated businesses were busy but not swamped. Having seen several areas of south Florida during the same period, this is a very quiet gathering.
A local park fishing pier on the inter-coastal side only had two fishermen, and they were giving away some of the catch to an observant crane. There was the usual gathering of beach goers, mostly of the youthful variety, engaging in the mandatory beach volleyball and obtaining a sunburn. There was also a lightly attended surfing contest, with most of the contestants having a difficult time catching a wave. After trying for several minutes to catch one of them on a wave with the camera, I gave up, as they did not last more than a second or two upright.
We strolled the main area and enjoyed watching the activities and checking a few stores, and then we headed back to see how Victoria was doing without us.