This is from a few days ago in Redington Shores, a beach community south of Clearwater. People were out strolling along the beach at sunset. The water was cold to the touch but still some were swimming or smashing about nonetheless.
I was visiting a friend who lives in a condo overlooking the gulf. The view of the beach at sunset is indescribable.
The last time I visited it was at the end of summer and an afternoon storm blew in. However not it's winter and the water is calm, almost without waves. During that storm the waves were much higher and sand was deposited in to the pools of the condominiums.
Summer is like winter in Florida, and winter is like summer with the mild weather.
Now that the holidays are almost over, the snowbirds start to reappear. Southbound traffic on the interstate is full of cars, trailers and motorhomes as they make the yearly migration. This is good for the local economy. It's also a time for people watching. You can't help notice the relief of leaving the cold behind.