Sunday, October 23, 2016

Soaking Up The Stick Marsh On A Day That Really Feels Like Autumn

You know that feeling when spring weather kicks in after a long winter up north?

It's 74 degrees, no humidity and you have an extra pop to your step and boundless energy.

That's the feeling Floridians get when the long humid summer gives way to a cool crisp autumn for the first time of the year.

Like this past weekend.

It's usually late October or early November when the sweat-soaked shirts give way to dry tops and as a transplanted New Yorker I call this dry weather in Florida "regular weather."

It's why Floridians put up with hurricanes and emotion-draining threats of hurricanes and muggy months half the year.

So, today I dove head first into our lovely weather by cycling 30 miles in the morning from Vero Beach to Sebastian and back in the morning, and then taking the Pugsley to the Stick Marsh outside Fellsmere and Sebastian in northwest Indian River County.

After moving back to Florida from Vegas and the West, I appreciate the serene and tranquil beauty of the Florida that you don't see in TV shows and movies.

The Stick Marsh is one of many unheralded natural gems in Indian River County.

Someone with deep pockets will discover the ecotourism gold mine around here and put the county as a ecotourism mecca on the map one day.

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