Yesterday, after a hearty breakfast at the Even Keel Cafe, we did some random shopping along Nantucket (window shopping really) we then commenced to full vacation mode, and headed to the beach.
Nantucket Candy Store
Below is the Jared Coffin house, which is a ship captain's house (or was) in the heart of downtown Nantucket. Ship captains' like to show their wealth by using heavier (=costlier to build) building supplies, such as brick.
Jared Coffin House
Now, I live about a mile from the beach in Jacksonville Beach, on the long side, so when I go to the beach with friends down there, it's a low key event. You bike, bring a chair and a towel, and something to read. We can't legally drink on the beach, to there are few to no coolers. Oh, and you can drive on the beach in St. Augustine, however, not on any of our Jacksonville/Neptune/Atlantic/Ponte Vedra Beaches, which naturally limits our abilities. We do have public parking adjacent to many of our beach accesses.
Well, going to the beach on Nantucket is kind of like tailgating, apparently!
First step: load up vehicle.
Second step: drive to beach access. Yesterday's choice=Surfside.
Third step: release proper amount of air from tires to facilitate driving on sand. Proper PSI=18 lbs.
Fourth step: find your spot in the sun, and enjoy. We had, along with books and of course our phones:
- Crudite tray
- Salty, crunchy snacks
- Beach Blanket
- Beverages (including 3 vodkas, several mixers, key limes, rum, muddling equipment for mojitos)
- Portable generator
We had a great time, even though for a Southerner like me these days, the breeze was a bit cool, and the Atlantic a frigid 73 (that's wetsuit weather in Jacksonville Beach, FL!), we all got some color and had fun.
Surfside "frigid" surf!