Saturday, March 2, 2013

Beach Shrines at Homestead Park

On Tuesday this past week we drove down to Key Largo to visit Jersey friends, Bill and Laurel, who vacation there each year. The winds are blowing a steady 15-25 these days, more like steady 25, so we opted not to sail down the Keys. We had a great day and chose not to mix activities, the day was about our friends. But Rick loves a road trip so the next day we ventured back to Homestead an hour south of us. Our goal was to explore the Biscayne National Park and check out snorkeling trips. This is a beautiful education center but there is no beach in the park. But, as you leave the Biscayne National Park you can turn left to enter the Homestead Park which does contain a tiny beach. It is actually an atoll, a pond of coral that fills with water from the bay and empties with each tide. We found the three lifeguard stations charming, complete with what is known as "beach shrines" built of action heroes and toys left in the sand.