The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Normandy Beach

Today was the first day of October.  In Indiana, where I moved from, it signals that fall is here.  It is normally time to prepare for the colder weather and the changing colors of the leaves.  It was always my favorite time of year.  In Florida, time seems to stand still.  While October means that the hurricane season is coming to a close, nothing really changes.  It is both good and bad.  Of course, while I do miss the crisp, cool Autumn days I am thankful that I can be here and thankful

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Herman’s Bay Beach

Today, the adventure took me to Herman’s Bay Beach.  Sunrise was was at 7:11 a.m. and I was ready to go today… I wanted to be here yesterday but I did not set my alarm clock and unfortunately, I woke up about ten minutes after the sun rose.  Oops.  My only excuse is that when I set my alarm the night before, I saw that it was on but didn’t realize that only my weekday alarm was set.  It is only scheduled to go off Monday thru Friday.  Anyways, I made up for it by getting up on this fine Sun

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Middle Cove Beach

The destination for today was Middle Cove Beach.  There is a small parking lot and none of the facilities that one is used to seeing at most of the bigger beaches.  This is definitely not a bad thing; it is part of the charm.  Middle Cove Beach is another one of the perfect beaches to go to if you are looking to have a little more privacy than you would get at some of the bigger, more popular beaches on the Island.  This is the type of beach that I would choose to go to… without the family.  Why

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Stuart Beach

According to www.stuartfla.com, “Stuart Beach is one of the best beaches in Martin County. The sand is wide, the water is blue and there are showers, bathrooms, and a full concession stand. The beach has lifeguards, and there are usually surfers, swimmers, and plenty of beach combers just enjoying the sand, shells, and sun. There is also beach volleyball, fishing, and access to a bike path.”Now, they might be biased but I have to admit that this would be a great beach to take the family to for a

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Blue Heron Beach

Blue Heron Beach is another destination on the Hutchinson Island that one can go if seclusion and privacy is desired.  The dunes are prevalent at this site.  According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, “The beach and dune system is our first line of defense against storms because it acts as a buffer between the storm waves and coastal development. During hurricanes, storm waves encounter the beach and dunes before crashing into upland structures. When this happens, the sand

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Waveland Beach

According to www.stlucieco.gov, “The southernmost guarded beach in St. Lucie County, Waveland Beach marks the start of a 13.2-mile bike path that takes riders north along A1A to Blue Heron Boulevard south of Fort Pierce Beach.”I moved to Port St. Lucie a little over a year ago from Kokomo, Indiana.  Though I had never been to Waveland Beach, I heard of it shortly after moving to Florida.  On June 16, 2015 there was a big news story, accompanied with a video, that had made national headlines.  Ap

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Dollman Beach

I love living on the Treasure Coast.  The name alone makes each trip to the beach an adventure where countless discoveries are just waiting to be made.  Take a look at the article titled, “Jensen Beach firefighter finds anchor treasure at Dollman Beach” by Cynthia Washam of TC Palm.  While this discovery made at Dollman Beach may not have been worth a great deal of money, the adventure and excitement of the find would be something you would talk about and remember for the rest of your life.For t

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Jensen Beach

Ok, the adventure begins.  This is the first outing of this series of blogs.  Sunrise was at 6:55 on August 20, 2016.  I made it out of the house while it was still dark and before anyone was awake.  My goal for the day was Jensen Beach Park, FL.  Since Jensen Beach was my families beach of choice, I figured this would be the best place to start on my Hutchinson Island Adventure.As I arrived at Jensen Beach Park, I was a little disappointed that there were very few clouds.  I absolutely love clo

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The Hutchinson Island Adventure Begins!

“Hutchinson Island, located on the east coast of Florida, is a long, thin barrier island that stretches from Fort Pierce to Stuart, Florida.  There are miles of beautiful, sandy beaches to enjoy with many free public beach access on this down-to-earth island along with cultural events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.”  ~   Florida’s Hutchinson IslandSince moving to Florida about a year ago I have found that I really enjoy photographing sunrises at the beach.  I know, it’s not the mo

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