Finally...The Beach! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 January 2004 00:00

After we went to the aquarium yesterday, we ventured to the beach in St. Petersburg. Here we are in Florida, famous for the sun and sand and this was the first time we got to a beach! The sand is a gorgeous, fine white colour so it is a stark contrast to the turquoise water. There was a breeze but it was only 19C so it was not a day to hang out there, though there were a few people who either didn't have any nerve endings or were desperate to go home with a semblance of a tan so they lay out there. I figured they had to be "Crazy Canucks". We then headed further down the coast until we came to a little place called Guppy's on the Beach at Indian Rock's beach.

Guppy's on the Beach is a fabulous little seafood restaurant. (I have mentioned that we are vegetarians but a better terminology would be "Vegaquarians" because we do eat seafood periodically.) What a find! I had the best Seafood Chowder I have ever had and Rick enjoyed a salmon dill bisque to die for. My entrée was crab quesadillas that were a masterpiece of flavour while Rick had a crab salad; both made with genuine crab, not the fake crab we so often receive. The prices were very reasonable and we highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

We then drove back to Window-Kote in St. Petersburg, where we had the car windows tinted, to pick up the car. They did a really good job and now the interior is a little more protected from the direct sun when we travel. Today, Rick is polishing his wheels and I am catching up on my reading at last. It is overcast with showers with a high of 19°C (66°F) so it's a good day for it.