|We are parked beside the dune to watch the ocean. I decided to take a photo looking North toward Flagler Beach|
|The ocean was quite inviting yesterday. I was too cheap to rent a boat. Maybe next time the water is this calm.|
|The greenery is not green yet even though some of the flowers are blooming.|
|We stopped North of Flagler Beach to watch the ocean and some trawlers that were out. I decided to show how crowded it gets. At least until summer when the road is really crowded.|
|This was my first project typewriter. It arrived with a bent frame, damaged platen, and a few other things that needed repaired. This one was made in 1966.|
|This is my first Hermes 3000. When did Hermes change from the round body typewriter that typed really nice to a square body that is not that great of a typewriter? 1966! This one is from 1966 too.|
I did not get any photos at the Preserve. Since Mrs. is handicapped and the preserve is not handicap accessible we stayed near the parking lot and the hard surfaces behind the Environmental Center and Library. I could have taken photos of scrub palms, scrub oaks, and very tiny birds. I use a pocket camera that is not good enough to photograph birds. I did take my 35mm to use if I got close enough to use a 500mm lens. Even 500mm is not long enough. To properly photograph birds I need a good 1000mm to 1500mm f1.7 or better lens. Good lenses like that are out of my budget. I miss working for the company where I had access to all kinds of great photography gear.
I thought about taking some photos in Flagler Beach and of the damage to the dunes. All of that can be found on line already. If I had before and after photos of the damaged dunes I would have posted them.
The grassy dunes and the cactus all got washed away during Hurricane Matthew. Most of the little picnic pavilions along the road and many of the pedestrian cross-overs all got washed away.
We miss the little picnic areas. They were only large enough for one or two tables and over the winter they are great little places to go and have a picnic lunch.
I mis-spelled Lyonia Preserve in the typecast. Here is a link to the website.