We slept in and had a leisurely morning. We had no rain last night after all. We decided to take a drive south to look at some boats down in Lighthouse Point.
Lighthouse Point is an upscale area just south of Boca Raton. We looked around the marina there for an hour or so and then took the slow scenic drive up highway A1A. We spotted a nice beach in Boca Raton with ample parking (that’s sometimes hard to find) so we decided to spend some time there.
The beaches have been overrun with college kids this past week, so we guessed that they are done with their studies and out for the summer. They were everywhere. This beach was less crowded and had an older group of people visiting there today. South Inlet Beach was near an inlet where we could sit and watch the boat traffic.
Once we settled in, I went for a quick dip in the water. It was warm, but yet refreshing.
The onshore winds had not kicked in yet, so the waves weren’t very big compared to yesterday.
Later, I took a walk out on the breakwater to get a different view of the beach.
Bob was content to watch the boats come and go. That’s him on the beach under the blue and white umbrella.
It was a pretty quiet day at this beach today. No surfers and not many swimmers, but the lifeguard was still on watch. We left about 2:00 and continued on our scenic drive north on A1A. As we drove through Boca Raton and Del Ray Beach along Ocean Beach Boulevard, the homes got bigger and bigger. Some had such elaborate gate entrances where you couldn’t even see the house. Lots of money here!
Yet, the area along Ocean Beach Boulevard is filled with beautiful parks and public beaches that the county has developed. How nice! Traveling north to Boynton Beach, we stopped at Two Georges Bar and Grill to check out their chicken nachos and have a couple of beers while sitting along the ICW at the water’s edge.
We got back to the campground around 4:00 to enjoy some outdoor time with Auggie. He discovered the biggest gecko that he had ever seen. His body was at least 5 inches long, not including the tail!
We skipped dinner after having that late lunch at Two Georges and relaxed with some TV after making preparations to leave for Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow. We’ve had a great time at this campground and have had really good luck at picking campgrounds in county parks. They’ve been great!