There are too many times when the house is a mess; I didn't take anything out for lunch; and we have been working in the garden and around the yard: we are tired, we need to get away. Mayport! We come back refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to go back to work.
We pick up a pizza or sandwiches from fast food stores, bring our own iced tea, and drive out to the boat ramps in Mayport where we sit quietly in the car and take in the view of St. John's River flowing by ever so quickly.
We check for dolphins frolicking in the river. The dolphins usually go out with the tide and come back when the tide returns.
The pelicans make themselves comfortable on the ramps while waiting for the shrimp boats to return with chum or "trash" fish. The seagulls have learned a long time ago not to beg from us. They let us know what they think about us not giving them even a small crumb.
We watch fishermen and pleasure boaters put out their boats without mishaps. We are always surprised how expertly they handle their boats.
A few times, we have caught a glimpse of a loon diving under the piers, fetching his own lunch, and minding his own business. It is time to leave, when he starts laughing at us.
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The dolphin is a borrowed picture.