Vero Beach, Florida - Sunshine Travel Rv Park
I was tired Thursday night and went to bed pretty early. About 3:30 am Friday morning…I was wide awake.
Pretty soon Al was awake too and we decided to make an early morning trip to the beach to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean.
We are about 18 miles from Wabasso Beach. The sun hadn’t risen by the time we got to the beach, but it was starting to get a little lighter.
The following picture is the path to the beach, through the dunes.
It was a little breezy so the surf was up and the waves were crashing against the shore.
As the sun came up further into the sky, the colors changed from pinks and purples to oranges.
It was beautiful.
It was lovely, but the sun was still just a little below the horizon. The pictures above were taken at Wabasso Beach. It’s an area where there were a lot of wrecks because of the rock outcropping close to shore. It is supposed to be a good beach diving location because the reefs start close offshore. It’s a bit too rough now though.
We walked along the beach a while and enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of the beach in the early morning hour.
The next picture is an egg casing, but I can’t remember what from. I used to know, but it escapes me now. I need to do some research.
We got into the car and drove a short distance to Sebastian Inlet State Park. There is a nice waterfront campground there, but is mostly for smaller rigs and mostly only 30 amp sites. I’ll take some pictures of the campground on a later trip….my camera battery died.
The state park entrance fee is $8.00 for a vehicle. We like to go and stay just a short time so we hated to have to spend the money….but we finally bought an annual Florida Parks pass so we got in free!
It’s a beautiful park with a nice pier. The area draws a lot of fishermen and surfers. We were disgusted at what slobs the fishermen were. There was trash and my personal pet peeve…fishing line, everywhere!
The sun was finally starting to come up over the horizon.
The bridge over Sebastian Inlet.
It was a lovely morning and just what we needed. We made a trip to Sam’s Club and Walmart and then went home, had lunch, did some laundry and then had a nap!
We may do the same thing tomorrow….it just depends on how we feel. The seas are too rough for kayak diving offshore, so we’ll just wait until things settle down. There is a hurricane somewhere in the Atlantic which is probably causing the rough seas.