It depressed him on many levels. To lift spirits we decided to take a nice long walk. First, ice cream to bolster ourselves (well, to bolster me...), then we walked to the bridge, over the bridge, watching the fishermen, both human and bird, looking at the huge cauliflower clouds building inland, watching the bridge lift to let tall boats pass under, back through the old Florida fishing neighborhoods, watching the pelicans raiding the processing plant dumpsters, watching fisherman painting their boats and mending their nets. We walked and walked in the hot sun. We stopped at the Star Fish Company's tiny dockside restaurant and looked at their fresh menu. We laughed at the birds begging patrons for scraps, we smelled the fresh salt air.
|Fisherman statue in the tiny village of Cortez|
|Pelican's beg for fish wherever they see it|
|cleaning up after lunch|
Back at Holiday Cove we ran into Pam and John who were coming back from their day's biking adventures. We chatted a bit and then they went their way and we continued our walk along the canal at the back of our resort. The water was very still, reflecting the beautiful greenery and blue sky.
A pretty nice day after all.