Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I reach the beach!

Yay!  Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach FL

"Key West or Bust" - Day 113

I chose this route - reaching the beach via FL 520 - because this route is hiker friendly.  There are good dedicated pedestrian walkways on the three major bridges and the long causeway that connect the mainland with the barrier island.  Today I spent most of the day walking that causeway.

There were mangroves at water's edge--first ones I've seen.

Only one of the three bridges had much elevation - the Indian River bridge, which crosses the Intracoastal Waterway.

And then there it was.  The Atlantic Ocean.  Looking north, the launch towers of Cape Canaveral were poking up above the horizon.

I walked the beach for just a mile and a half and then the day was over.  But plenty of more beach photos will surely be forthcoming.  Watch this space.

Here's the route of today's hike, with links to all the worthwhile photos.

from Cocoa to Cocoa Beach at EveryTrail
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