I’m sure many of you who like Florida-themed needlepoint canvases have seen some that depict the famous Jupiter Lighthouse.
But, have you ever wanted to see the real thing all decked out in its holiday regalia?
Today, I decided to go on a little drive there. I know, Jupiter’s a funny name for a town, but it’s part of our funky Floridian charm.
Anyway, it turned out the lighthouse is closed on Mondays. So I took a snap or two by the WWII naval building that’s just outside the gates. See the Christmas garland? Très chic.
Then, I drove across a picturesque drawbridge bridge, turned left, and ended up in a park on the ocean on the other side of the Loxahatchee river.
This particular spot is right at the mouth of the Jupiter Inlet. There are plenty of birds about, as you can see from some of the closeups, as well as the tiny specks in the sky you see in some of the landscape portraits. I kind of obsessed over a cormorant, but I did manage to tear myself away from it and catch some other birds too.
By the way, the tide here is very strong, so they built some shallow natural swimming pool areas that are protected from the pull of the ocean. I tried to show you a bit of that in a few of the pics. There’s also a cannon that you can see here, and you get nice views of the lighthouse in the distance.
Well, I’m just going to have to come back, when the lighthouse is open. There are a bunch of sea cows that like to congregate by the shoreline. I hope I can get some nice pics.
Plus, I hear there’s a resident horned owl!
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