Driving along any street, whether that be Fort Lauderdale, Pompano, Deerfield, or Boca, the one thing that I enjoyed seeing were all these palm trees. Someone once told me that these trees are being imported from the Caribbean. I wonder if that is in fact true?
On my morning walks, I noticed how many old trees were in the village where I was staying. This particular tree was one of my favourites. It reminds me of a book my daughter used to read when she was little called The Giving Tree.
The skies were so blue, the sand was so white and there was a little breeze in the air which made for very comfortable tanning weather.
I was on my way to Boca Beach and just as I was approaching the bridge, it started to raise, so I had to stop and wait for the sailboats to pass. It was quite the long wait!
I was lying on the beach and out of nowhere came these clouds. Then came the wind and all of a sudden it started to pour. I got in my car and was half way back to the village, when the sun broke out and it was just another wonderful day in the sunshine state.
Something I haven't seen before are these rip currents. The beach was often red flagged and there were danger spots where people weren't allowed to swim. On the sign it said rip currents can kill. The way to identify a rip current is by the dark pockets of water. If you get caught in one, do not panic and swim against the current. Swim parallel to the beach.