Today we participated in the St. Patrick's Day festivities in Stuart. We walked along the scenic River Walk until we were in the heart of the festival. $3 and a shamrock hand stamp opened the door to an afternoon of shopping, eating, chatting and just being in the moment.
The Pelican Cafe (the site of our lunch later on) was the first photo op on our way into town. At this point, we are about 5 minutes from our boat. The marina is under the bridge to the right of the cafe.
While wandering around the museum, I peeked out the back door and was treated to the most beautiful vistas...
All the shopping and chatting made us hungry, so we stopped at the scenic Pelican Cafe (where our adventure began) for lunch. I was delighted to discover that the tables overlooking the harbor were actually set in sand. I had the best time wiggling my toes in the sand while enjoying a lunch of fish tacos (a house specialty) accompanied by a Blue Moon beer complete with orange wedge. Yummy!
When we finally tore ourselves away from this view, we headed back to the boat to change in preparation for round 2 of fun.
Next stop was a ride to Hutchinson Island via Jensen Beach Blvd. I needed to retrieve the sunglasses I left behind last night, so that gave us the perfect excuse for our afternoon excursion. Even the town of Jensen Beach welcomed us as we drove through.
We got back to the boat just in time to get ready for our cocktail guests arrival. We have the nicest couple on our starboard side that we wanted to have over during our last visit, but it didn't work out. This time we got our way! We enjoyed the late afternoon sun that was surprisingly hot, great company, conversation, wine and snacks.
As if this day were not perfect enough, nature put the finishing touches on with another magnificent sunset enjoyed from Serenity's flybridge.
A minute later, the finale...
This is paradise unequalled!