Friday, July 3, 2009

Bathtub Beach

What a treat...Lou had off on the Friday before the 4th. So we packed the car the night before, got up early and were out of the house by 8:45 and on our way to Bathtub Reef Beach. This is a really neat place and great beach for kids. There is a reef about 100 ft out, so all of the waves break there and leave a calm "bathtub" from the reef to the shore. The water was so clear and pretty shallow. Kelsey was able to walk in almost all of it. It was so calm and there were little fish swimming around that she could see. On our drive there we stopped at Publix and bought an inflatable boat to put Kelsey in. She loved having a boat like Papa. It was a little overcast in the beginning, but that was actually nice. Lou went over the reef and snorkeled for a bit while Kelsey and I walked around in the water and played in the boat. Kelsey thoroughly enjoyed picking up seashells and placing them in her bucket on our walk. We stayed for a little over 2 hours and then drove to another beach to shower off quickly (the bathrooms/showers at Bathtub Beach have not yet reopened) and then drove a little further north and found a shady picnic table to eat lunch. It was such a wonderful day!

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