Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Caspersen Beach 2



 According to the local Herald Tribune, Venice has the highest median age in the United States, around 68, if I remember correctly.
Only about 30 percent of Venice (FL) residents have jobs--not so much due to the bad economy, but due to the number of retired people who live here.

So you see a lot of people fishing.

  Of course, some have to fish for a living.  I missed the picture of the crab boat, but this pelican was hard at work diving for fish.
I no longer have a job, nor am I crazy about fishing, but I do enjoy a quiet walk on the beach. This was way quiet and the water, very calm.  It was still early, though.

The "dead tree" has always been a landmark for beach walkers and shark tooth hunters.  I don't know how much longer that will last.

I told someone recently that I did miss walking in the snow.  That was a fleeting feeling.  I don't really miss it that much.

8 comments:

  1. What! You told me about liking the snow - now you're taking it back? I wouldn't mind walking that beach with you, Olga. (I don't have any great beach clothes, though.)

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  2. I'm walking in the snow in Oregon. I can see why you love Florida so much and living in that kind of town sounds wonderful.

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  3. I think I would enjoy such walks. I'm so glad you are enjoying the beach scene.

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  4. OK. You can stop it now. The rest of us have to put on coats and hats and we would like a LITTLE sympathy.

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  5. Well I would enjoy those beach walks for a few weeks and then I would miss winter. I love coming back to the snow. It is a huge part of my history and I'm not willing to give it up.

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  6. Your beach pictures are wonderful! Very different from the beaches of southern California but just as beautiful and just as peaceful. Having been born in Michigan, I sure don't miss the snow! However it could be warmer. California is having a cold spell and it is only in the low 60s today.

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  7. Gosh, in that age group, I would be just a little above average.
    Beach walks and snow walks each have their perks. I am still waiting for a snow walk here. Yesterday low temp was 6--today it was 18. I'm so confused.

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  8. I walked in snow today. Somehow it doesn't really compete with your walk on the beach.

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