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Strolling On Pine Avenue November 21, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Food & Drink, Life Balance, Nature.

Last week, when we went to the Farmer’s Market on Pine Avenue, we parked at the far end of the street and strolled the length.

We enjoyed the signage outside the Pineapple Junktion Co-op.

We had to STOP to check out the Waffle Bar (with made to order waffles ~ a/k/a “sugar delivery devices”).

After visiting the market, we checked out AMI’s pier which is being rebuilt after being damaged during Hurricane Irma two years ago.  It’s getting there but it’ll be a few more months before we can walk the planks.

Since it was a gorgeous day, we continued our walk up Bay Boulevard to enjoy the views.

On the return trip, we stopped in the Olive Oil Outpost to get some fresh-from-the-oven baked bread.

Just outside, this rusty truck with a cargo of “empties” caught my eye.

Aah . . . what a trusty rusty recycling bin!


1. Rivergirl - November 21, 2019

Okay, I couldn’t stand the Florida heat… but your scenery is lovely. And a waffle bar? I’m in!

nrhatch - November 21, 2019

I couldn’t stand the Maine winters . . . but your lobsters, coastline, scenery are all top notch!

We just watched Joseph Rosendo in Portland ME. Great stuff!

2. Jill Weatherholt - November 21, 2019

Thanks for the beautiful walk, Nancy. I could use a little of that Florida warmth right now!

nrhatch - November 21, 2019

We’re at 61 right now ~> think that’s going to be your high for the day. We might reach the 70’s.

3. Kate Crimmins - November 21, 2019

You had me at warm bread from the bakery. Could you eat it? Gluten? Beautiful scenery. In contract our leaves are gone but the sun is out.

nrhatch - November 21, 2019

Gluten? It’s an on again / off again thing with me. I know that I “should” eliminate it from my diet . . . but my will power sometimes gives in to temptation.

But I may go GF again soon ~ let’s say the day AFTER Thanksgiving? :mrgreen:

Kate Crimmins - November 21, 2019

That would be perfect timing! After the pie is gone.

nrhatch - November 21, 2019

And after I’m stuffed with stuffing!

4. Ally Bean - November 21, 2019

Your photos are beautiful and make me remember all that is good about FL. I love fresh bread and rarely get any. Hope you enjoyed your slice [slices?] of it.

nrhatch - November 21, 2019

We enjoyed it for dipping in a pseudo Cheese Fondue. YUM!

5. Tippy Gnu - November 21, 2019

So, are you looking forward to “walking the planks” at the pier? I hope you bring your swimming suit.

nrhatch - November 21, 2019

That’s the ticket!

6. Behind the Story - November 22, 2019

What a lovely walk! Blue sky, blue ocean … nothing better.

A couple weeks ago we walked through the Farmers Market near my sister’s house. My favorite vendor there is the man who sells cookies–gluten and gluten-free. His gluten-free cookies are better than most cookies of any kind. Yum!

nrhatch - November 22, 2019

Yay! It’s great to enjoy a place like that . . . especially when accompanied by COOKIES!

7. L. Marie - November 22, 2019

I would have stopped everywhere you stopped! What a great day!

nrhatch - November 22, 2019

This post barely scratched the surface of all the cute boutiques, shops, and galleries on Pine Avenue. It’s an interesting walkway.

8. Sheryl - November 23, 2019

The rusty truck with its cargo of empties is so much fun!

nrhatch - November 24, 2019

I thought so too. Not enough cargo space for a heavy drinker but perfect for me! 😀

9. Debra - November 24, 2019

What a gorgeous day and the perfect place for a stroll! Two years post Irma and still rebuilding. That sure does say a lot about the damage. 😦

nrhatch - November 24, 2019

The pier was damaged and the town debated repairing it vs. replacing it. They opted to remove the 100 year old pier and replace it and all the pilings. Some people think that was the wrong call. We’re on the fence.

This new pier should last well into the future but . . . we’ll miss the historic pier. Progress often feels like taking a big step in the wrong direction.

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