Capt. Nick and his Shipwrecks are really creating fun times in Flagler Beach this summer. We won "BEST OF PARADE" in this year's Fourth of July Parade by converting Johnny D's tiki bar float into a boat. Capt. Nick sang while the Shipwrecks walked and danced along the route giving out candy to the crowd. A fun time was had by all!!
Quality of Life........such a hot topic the last few years. But maybe more so for those of us going through a new "passage" of our life.... or a new phase. You know, empty-nesters, retired, caring for aging parents, career change--whatever! But "quality of life" hit HOME with me this week.
Capt. Nick and his Shipwrecks have been extremely busy this past few months! Along with playing at several local restaurants, a group of 26 of us went "Cruisin with the Captain" out of Tampa, which included ports of call of Key West and Cozumel. It was so wonderful to take our own "Flagler Favorite", Capt. Nick, and enjoy 5 days of music and fun.
Over five miles of great biking trails await all levels of riders through the old Florida scenery of live oaks and palm trees. The trail has something for everybody from simple one mile crushed shell paths, to three miles of technical features that require a high level of skill to be able to negotiate. There are boulder down hills, otherwise known as woopty do's, that will be sure to make you shout like a kid again!
Driving along A1A North bound and the Flagler Pier comes into view and it is hard not to slow my speed and stare as every day and season creates a unique setting. Today has clear blue skies but slightly colder than normal. I notice a large number of sea gulls approaching the Pier and then dropping below my sight line.