Just got back from a trip we made into Brevard county. It is a short drive to the Space Coast from where we live in Central Florida. Home of the Kennedy Space Center. But away from the tourist attractions, you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Beautiful, because it is unspoiled, which also means you have eco-friendly toilets and nowhere to shower off the sand. Playa Linda Beach and the Black Point Wildlife Refuge are isolated scenic places.
On a side note:
The Legal Scene
Is Public Nudity Legal in Florida?
by Marvin Frandsen
“Here’s what the Florida courts have to say about that. The following is from Florida Statute 800.03:
It shall be unlawful for any person to expose or exhibit his sexualorgans in any public place or on the private premises of another, or so near thereto as to be seen from such private premises, in a vulgar or indecent manner, or so to expose or exhibit his person in such place, or to go or to be naked in such place. Provided, however, this section shall not be construed to prohibit the exposure of such or the person in any place provided or set apart for that purpose.
The Florida Supreme Court and lower courts have repeatedly ruled that mere nudity (as in sunbathing and skinny-dipping) is not in violation of this law. Nudity is not lewd, lascivious, or indecent exposure. Clothing-optional recreation does not harm the public’s health, safety, welfare, or morals. There are no harmful “secondary contrary effects” of skinny-dipping or the sight of a person in the natural state of being unclothed on a public beach. The public has nothing to fear from a live nude body. (Emphasis added.)”
“Itʼs deﬁnitely cultural. It think we ought to be more like the French in most
everything, and the Germans as well. Weʼre way too uptight here; its a beautiful thing
over there.” (Rush Limbaugh, on nude beaches, from an Internet site).”
Leaving the beach area you will find many little park and wildlife refuge areas like this one at Black Point on Merritt Island. There are boardwalks that let you get really close to the wildlife. The birds are spectacular.
Sand hill crane with chicks. These guys are huge, coming up to your car windows.They are monogamous, and will often stand over a lost loved one for weeks. They will pair off again with their young, whom they raise to adulthood.
Egret in mating plumage.
Heron with chicks.
Rosette Spoonbill in flight.
Rosette Spoonbill chicks.
Spoonbills on the water.
A trip into Titusville is never complete without a stop at Dixie Crossroads, a local dining establishment that has been around for decades. There are several indoor and outdoor dining areas connected by boardwalks and corridors.
Their specialty is shrimp. Any kind of shrimp, any kind of way. Not these guys though.
Entertainment. Bluegrass and local artists/musicians.
S.K. Nicholls is an RN, author, and artist who lives with her husband in an artsy fishing village on a tiny Florida island called Matlacha (Matt-La-Shay). In her youth, she resided at the Ethel Harpst Home for Children and Youth in the North GA Mountains, with extended visits with her grandparents. Four adults call her mom and four little people call her grandmother. Her dharma involves creative expression.
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