When we pass by on the boat we see the parks along the river.
# Shaded playground
# Shaded benches
# Rose garden
# Connects to the Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park has
# Picnic pavilions
#Interactive Water fountain
I spent some time stalking this bird to get a good picture.
The white ibis is unmistakable, and actually is fairly common. It is a sociable bird and often travels in flocks. It eats little crayfish, insects and fish eggs. Immatures also travel with the flocks - they are brown above and white below, with brown bill and legs.
I have seen flocks in the Florida Keys around the Trumbo Point trailers in Key West, and at the Marathon end of the Seven Mile Bridge. I've also seen them as far north as Southport NC along the ICW.
They have been counted for the Audubon Breeding count (in June) all along the east coast from the south border NC south to Florida, and all around the Gulf Coast.
Fondest memory: The main idenification point is the long, decurved bill white body plumage in the adult (with black tips to outer primaries), with the bill and facial skin and legs (in the breeding season) red or pinkish red.
The name I think of first when I see an Ibis is Curlew, but curlews are much smaller (although they also have the decurved bill).
If you are old enough to remember the L'il Abner Smoo, the body looks a bit like the smoo.
This is the oldest existing commercial wooden building in Coca Village. According to the Cocoa Village newspaper , it was built in 1888 by Miss Julia Roberts who was the city dressmaker.
"..The building has a tin roof, built over cedar shakes. In 1889, a terrible fire destroyed all the other wooden structures along Delannoy Avenue. Only Miss Roberts’ house survived. Over 100 years old, it is virtually untouched and remains the same as it did in 1888. Today, Charlotte Griffin uses the building as an art gallery and studio. Miss Griffin has been in Cocoa Village for 26 years."
Fondest memory: The village is very compact for strolling and shopping.
Kennedy Space Center, The Cocoa Pier, Jetty Park, Ron Jon's Surf Shop, BCC Observatory, Horse Back riding. there are so very many things I can't chose.
Fondest memory: It is such a beautiful friendly place. It's a idealy located in the middle of things yet such a quiet and relaxed place. I would have to say once again it's just the feeling you get when you are there. Just such a wonderful relaxed yet excited feeling. Never a dull moment.
A geography lesson: Starting at the ocean is Cocoa Beach, Banana River, Merritt Island, Indian River and then Cocoa. Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island and Cocoa are all seperate towns seperated by the rivers. The natives are sensitive about being called by the correct name.
Fondest memory: Brevard Avenue, the center of town, is charming. Many little boutique shops, a few antique stores and the Cocoa Village Play House that puts on great shows. There are several good resturants including Cafe Margeaux. A great new riverside park with play equipment for small children.
Fondest memory: We were very lucky too see a launch, right on time , Nasa website gives info on launches.