Beaches are open in Florida now. I took a ride on Sunday to see if the beaches might be thronged with people. They weren't so crowded around here, perhaps because rain was predicted.
I stopped my car and snapped a quick picture of this stretch of beach. You can see that the sky was quite cloudy, but just look at the color of the water!
The Gulf is gorgeous starting in March. Unfortunately some are predicting earlier hurricane season because of climate change. We have started having afternoon showers and thunderstorms.