Friday, November 05, 2010

The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beachwalk

(September 9, 2010)

Tomorrow morning after our Wildlife Observer shift ends, my friend and mentor Melanie Waite and I will join more than 2,500 other people across the state of Florida in The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beachwalk . We laughingly say we want to see just how much thinner we can spread ourselves in one day!

Beach-lovers from St. Augustine to Miami to Pensacola Beach plan to walk at least one beach mile of the 825 miles of Florida beaches tomorrow morning, take photographs between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., and upload them to the VisitFlorida website. We will help them show, as they state on their site, "All of the Sunshine State’s 825 miles of beaches and 1,260miles of coastline are clean, clear and “Open for Business.” We invite you to see for yourself on Florida Live at"

(September 19, 2010)

Melanie and I will be walking and photographing Ft. Pickens Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore after sunrise. As all my blog followers know, Ft. Pickens is the most dear to my heart not only because of its beauty, but the hours I've spent patroling it during sea turtle season. Some of my other friends such as Lila Cox and Sandi Johnson will be walking areas between Casino Beach and Ft. Pickens and uploading their photos also, helping to showcase our beaches as close as we can in real time.

(September 20, 2010)

The message will hopefully go out that our beaches are beautiful and there are treasures to be seen and enjoyed in Florida. We are indeed "OPEN FOR BUSINESS"!


Anonymous said...

We certainly enjoyed our visit to Ft. Pickens in Sept. Both the weather and the beach were fabulous!


BaysideLife said...

My friends and I started our walk at 7 a.m. It was early and cold, but the sunrise was beautiful and the walk invigorating. Visit my blog for some of the pictures from Mile Marker 44.

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