Thursday, March 14, 2019

Titusville - Provisioning and Black Point Drive again

Not all birds are pink like the Spoonbills
We try to get a car once per week while we're in Titusville. With the absence of weekend rates due to spring break time, we now just rent a car for a day. We usually go to Walmart since they do have the lowest prices (by far, compared to Publix) but also because they have rapid turnover in their produce department. For example, the grapefruit at Walmart were clearly superior to what Publix had to offer in freshness and sweetness and they cost less too.

I caught one Spoonbill in flight as it was taking off.
As always whenever we have a car, we visited Merritt Island, driving Black Point Drive. There is always a variety of birds to watch and photograph. We never tire of the drive. I forgot to mention that Hoolie had a problem. He must have gulped something down that didn't agree with his digestive system and it came out both ends. A problem like that can be a disaster on a boat. After a call to our daughter and our vet, we started him on a regime of rice and chicken broth in small quantities. Over the course of 48 hours, he recovered and is once again back to his old self. You would think he would learn to "Don't Eat That" but he's a dog and lives by dog logic, "This could be my last meal, I'd better eat everything I can find.... maybe it will stay down"  At any rate, he seems fine now.

We treated ourselves to a fish sandwich dinner at Shiloh's which was fine. It's a huge restaurant and the prices are reasonable. It looks like it would be a good place to see a launch. It has a direct view of the Kennedy Space Center. There's a launch scheduled for Friday but we'll see it from the marina. I'll take pictures.