Vero Beach Florida – Sunshine Travel Rv Park
It’s been very hot. Tropical Storm Lee in the Gulf of Mexico has brought us some cloudy weather, but nothing more. Hurricane Katia far off in the Atlantic, is stirring up the seas. No kayak diving until the seas calm down. Labor Day week-end has brought out all the crowds.
On Saturday , we headed down to Fort Pierce, Florida to Marine Connection Liquidators for a cheap scuba tank. All of our old tanks are in need of replacement and we were told this was the place to get a good deal.
It’s an amazing place for boaters. They have anything and everything you could want for a boat.
We picked up a new tank for $129. The prices in dive shops are in the $180 range.
We previously found a used one for me on Craig’s List, so now we’re good to go….if only the seas would calm down enough so that we can do some kayak diving.
While we were at Fort Pierce, we took a drive out to the inlet.
The pelicans cooperated for my camera.
It was so darn hot that we decided to head home and stay out of the heat.
We took a few pictures of our campground. It looks so much prettier than it did last winter. The grass is green and well maintained.
Our site, number 16. We have woods in front of us.
The campground is right across from I-95, but our site is on the farthest row from the interstate, so we don’t hear the road noises. All the sites are full hook-ups with paved pads. Many have additional patios. It’s a very busy park in the winter months, but we mostly have it to ourselves right now. With our Thousand Trails “max your Pass” membership, it is free to us! I should clarify though. With Thousand Trails, the first 30 days per year are free. After thirty days, we have to pay a whopping $3.00 a night.
Sunday, we decided to hang around the house and do some house cleaning. The landscapers spit up grass onto the motorhome when they were mowing. We washed that off, cleaned the front windshield and did a little waxing. We bought some Mequires spray-on wax, and it seems to work pretty well for quick touch ups. Al put the kayak racks on the roof of the truck, with the hope that the seas will calm down enough to do some diving.
Late in the afternoon, once it cooled down a little bit, we took a drive over to Sebastian Preserve State Park. It’s a nice area set aside for hiking and horseback riding. There is a Florida Scrub Jay habitat there. The trails were a little overgrown though so we didn’t stay too long. Hopefully they will maintain the trails a little better in the fall.
A Red Shouldered Hawk posed for a picture.
After that, we drove over to Wabasso Causeway. It’s about 10 miles from the campground. The causeway leads out to the beach. Wabasso Beach is supposed to have a reef close in and that is one place we hope to do some beach and kayak diving…..if the seas ever calm down.
The causeway blocks the wind, so it’s a nice place to do some kayaking without all the strong surf.
And on a sad note….
The football world and Tampa Bay, suffered a big loss yesterday. Lee Roy Selmon died yesterday at the age of 56. He had a massive stroke a few days ago and passed away yesterday. Lee Roy was the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's first very first draft pick and was a local celebrity. He was a Buc for 8 years, and very beloved in Tampa. He was a good family man and involved in many charitable events in Tampa. Here is a link from Sports Illustrated.
RIP Lee Roy.