An afternoon kayaking trip on the Indian River Lagoon was thwarted when the kayaker realized he had forgotten his sunscreen. In his defense, the Sun was blindingly hot at the Oslo Road boat ramp at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area and out on the open water it would have been worse. He packed everything back up onto his car and set out saying he was going off to buy suntan lotion. I did not stick around long enough to find […]
The Ft. Pierce Inlet looking out toward the Atlantic Ocean. For some reason it brings to mind Dr. No, which is silly, of course. That movie was filmed in Jamaica, mostly, not on the east central coast of Florida. Strangways is the British agent killed by the three “blind” men before he could brief James Bond on Dr. No’s nefarious activities.
Excerpts from the historical marker in front of the Hallstrom House located along Old Dixie Highway in the southern part of Indian River County: “In the early 1900s, Swedish immigrant and horticulturalist Axel Hallstrom sought the warm climate of Florida for his wife’s health and moved to this area to grow tropical trees and fruits. He first planted pineapples….but gradually converted the plantation into a citrus grove. By 1918, Hallstrom had completed his brick house.” The marker goes on to […]
The Mark V Special Operations Craft used by U.S. Navy SEAL (SEa, Air, & Land) teams that is now on display at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Built in 1996, the boat was used in operations in the Middle East and other places around the world before being given to the museum in 2012.