|Entry from Midway Road, Ft. Pierce|
|One of the many campgrounds we saw passing through Okeechobee County.|
Our site is on one of the canals of the Indian River Lagoon which is a huge saltwater estuary. I haven't seen an alligator yet but I'm absolutely sure they are here and we're extra careful to protect Lexie and Ozzie on their walks.
|The canal and marsh of the lagoon is less than 20 feet from the rear of the coach.|
|Looking up the canal to the north behind our coach.|
|Looking to the south behind our coach.|
We took a drive north up US 1 to Ft Pierce and ran upon a pleasant surprise. We happened upon the Navy SEAL Underwater Demolition Team Museum which, surprisingly to us, is the birthplace of the Navy's Frogman program.
|We never knew any of this!|
|It's just after 9 a.m. when we're there. |
The dogs got us up this morning at 4:45 so it's late to us.
|Underwater Delivery Vehicle. |
Not for me!
|The Patrol River Boat (PBR) was used extensively on the shallow rivers in Vietnam. They typically patrolled in pairs and served to insert and extract personnel. It could operate in as little as 9 inches of water.|
|The SEAL Wall of Honor and Memorial Fountain.|
That's a Frogman statue on top -- Flippers up.
|Inlaid bricks border the sidewalks at the museum.|
The center one here gives a good indication of just how difficult it is to successfully complete SEAL training.
|This Apollo Space Capsule was a training module for the Underwater Demolition and Recovery Teams.|
Gemini and Apollo astronauts were always safely transported from the capsule after splashdown,
to the hovering helicopter by SEALS.
|The museum building was being painted so the name on the building is obscured -- and there's a painter on top of it.|
|Lexie and Ozzie had to stay in the car.|
|A nice new walkway through the sea grape leads to the beach.|
|A rare photo of me, the official blogger and photographer.|
|The day is overcast and windy.|
From Ft Pierce we continued to ride north until we reached Vero Beach which turned out to be a beautifully quaint area. This is one of the few Florida cities we've never visited.
|One of the many parking, shopping, eating, boardwalk and beach areas.|
Like many cities with painted statues (bulls, pigs, cows, guitars, etc.)
we've seen in our travel, Vero Beach has turtles, I guess.
|Nice boardwalk and beach area.|
|Unmanned lifeguard tower.|
|Every time I see this sign, I think of my old Jimmy Buffet album by the same name.|