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.
This building constructed in 1926 has undergone many unknown uses to finally end up as an antiques mall, at least in its most recent incarnation. Besides its pleasing if somewhat spooky architecture, its location atop a high and somewhat lonely point on the Florida Ridge north of Fort Pierce provides a commanding view of the area, especially eastward toward the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Most likely the building’s best days are behind it given its current boarded […]
Doodling around with time lapse photography to make this very short video. What better subject than the clouds? This was taken from the third floor deck of Bob Bruce & Janice Broda’s house looking out toward the Atlantic Ocean just before sunset in Indian River County, Florida.
This Willet (Tringa semipalmata) looks like it is about to inundated by an incoming wave but, through some quick moves on the Willet’s part, it escaped with nary a wet feather on the beach at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. After its narrow escape with the wave, the Willet took some much needed “me time” to preen its feathers. The Sanderlings (Calidris alba) seem to have adopted the Willets as their de facto leader as they took wing and […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Atlantic Ocean, beach, Calidris alba, Florida, Indian River County, Larus delawarensis, ocean wave, Ring-billed Gull, sand, Sanderling, sunrise, Tringa semipalmata, wave, Willet
The Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumiz) migration is heating up again as we reach the October full Moon meaning there are a lot of strange invaders on the beach with waving eyestalks and menacing pincers in Indian River County, Florida. Last night, the Land Crabs on the beach were waiting for the high tide to recede so they could enter the shallower water to release their eggs. Note the large, brown, egg mass hanging down from the center of this […]
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into the clouds carrying the commercial communication satellite AsiaSat 6 into orbit at 1:00 a.m. on 7 September 2014 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. AsiaSat 6 will provide video distribution and broadband network services across Asia, Australasia, Central Asia, and the Pacific Islands with optimized power and look angles over the Pacific Rim countries. View more at http://www.lunarcabin.com/Rocket_Launches/rocket_launch_index.html A bit of a lightning show far out over the […]
Categories: Rocket Launch • Tags: Asia, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited, AsiaSat 6, Atlantic Ocean, Australasia, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Central Asia, Falcon 9, Falcon 9 rocket, lightning, Pacific Islands, Pacific Rim, Space Launch Complex 40, SpaceX, Thaicom Public Limited Company
Here are a few photos from a Sunday visit to the beach starting with sunrise through the sea oats just south of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Fresh tracks in the sand reveal overnight a Loggerhead Turtle came out of the ocean to build a nest up by the dunes and then went back into ocean. Researchers use stakes and orange tape to mark off a sampling of sea turtle nests on the beach at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Boaters […]