The Hutchinson Island Adventure: John Brooks Park

What is John Brooks Park?

This beautiful seaside park was named after noted local environmental activist John Brooks.

Where is John Brooks Park?

This park is located on the Hutchinson Island and is part of Fort Pierce, Florida.  The address is:

3300 South Ocean Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

The Adventure Resumes!

This morning was a late morning. No, I don’t meant that the sun was rising later this morning.  Quite the contrary.  This morning I was late.  I was late getting up.  I was late leaving the house.  I was late getting to my sunrise.  Could it get any worse?  Why yes it could!  Someone, I’m not going to point fingers (especially at myself), forgot to plug-in their Nikon D-3300 camera battery last night.  Oops!  After taking three or four photos, the battery was dead.  Well, today will be a phone picture day!  After taking a look at the pictures, can you tell when the photo shoot was done with a phone?  Please comment and let me know what you think.  I am curious.

As I walked up and down the beach looking for some good shots, I started to let my imagination run wild; this is the Treasure Coast, you know.  I started to think that it would be fun to invest in a nice metal detector to see if I can find anything other than sand, shells, and some nice photos.  Wouldn’t it be awesome to find even one gold coin, remnants from one of the many sunken ships from the Spanish Treasure Fleet.

According to, “Eleven treasure-laden ships that made up the 1715 Fleet were heading to Spain from Havana on 31 July 1715, when they encountered a hurricane off Florida’s central coast. The winds and waves smashed the ships onto reefs, claiming as many as 1,000 lives in one of colonial Spain’s biggest maritime disasters off Florida.

Imagine being the one to find millions of dollars worth of treasure washed upon the shore.  Who knows, it could be there buried under the sand just waiting for you to come along and make the discovery of a lifetime with your metal detector.  It was named the Treasure Coast for a reason.  Go explore!  Treasure, whether it is a mound of golden treasures, a single gold coin or even the perfect sunrise, is waiting for you discover it.  You just have to get out and do it.

Sadly, the adventure had come to an end.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at my photographs at least a fraction as much as I enjoyed witnessing the real thing.  Please feel free to like, comment, and even share my blog with others.  Today’s journey concluded and it has motivated me to look forward to what the future will bring.  Please join me next week as I continue to journey on my Hutchinson Island Adventure!


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