Bike ride #5

The winds were down to 20 mph, so we had to take a chance that a ride was possible. We started atOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA after waiting for a rain shower to pass over, and planned to ride around the Preserve. Rather than ride into the next shower,
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwe turned around and headed for Stuart. Drawbridge across the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Our coffee break also allowed us to avoid another shower.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
A little excitement on the ride back. We watched this oncoming scooter get too close to the gutter and down it went, the driver tumbling onto the sidewalk. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Billie always carries a well-stocked first-aid kit and she went right to work. She might have been able to stitch closed the 4-inch gash on his leg, but instead instructed the man to go to the emergency room.
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Final stop, Barbours Produce, for some fresh vegetables and fruit to take back to Virginia tomorrow.
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Miles = 15

More wind and rain

While Billie and JD met with the realtor again, I enjoyed my favorite activity:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
What we’ve heard from locals is the current weather is atypical. It’s supposed to be tropical breezes and temps in the 80s. I think the good weather will return right after we head back to Virginia on Saturday.

Bike ride #4

A sunny day with a strong north wind. Temperatures have dropped 10 degrees – a good thing! – it was much less humid today.
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We started in Jensen Beach and rode toward Stuart, across the Indian River,
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and then the St Lucie River.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
These bridges are the only “hills” in Florida. A lot of Lombard Street-like pathway for such a small park:
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Despite the wind, this was a very good ride. Miles = 19

Rainy day

There was a break in the afternoon, so I chanced a walk toward town and stopped at Archie’s Seabreeze for a beer before heading back. Archie’s is popular with tourists and locals alike. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
There was a large patio in the back and another bar. The band was pretty good, but watching a few women dance (while acting out the lyrics) was even better.
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When the skies darkened, it was time to hurry back to the condo – probably the fastest 2 miles I’ve ever walked – in a light rain and just before the downpour. Whew!