Sunday morning brought an early walk on the beach. There were several families already set up for the day with gazebos, tents, umbrellas, and chairs and staking off their space for the day. Lot of people were shelling even though there were only small and broken shells. No birds except for a small group of ruddy turnstones and a few willets.
After our walk and checking on the eagles who were not seen, we had a brunch of French Toast and Maple syrup with grapefruit and juice. We then settled in at the pool for the afternoon. We went to Doc Ford's for dinner at 5:30 and quickly were seated in a booth inside without a wait. There would have been a wait for the popular outdoor seating.
We seem to like to order and share our favorite items....fresh oysters on the half shell, calamari salad -lightly battered calamari tossed with mixed Everglades greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, a sweet and sour vinaigrette dressing and topped with crispy wontons , and the mussels- steamed in a broth of roasted garlic, shallots, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, white zinfandel and a hint of cream and butter.
We had great food and service.