Crane Creek Cottage
Melbourne is a pleasant town close to everything in central Florida. While not as frenetic as Orlando or Miami, this area boasts great shopping, wonderful beaches, a quaint downtown area & one hour travel time to Disney, Sea World & other attractions. You can be on the Gulf Coast in two hours for a completely different Florida feeling with fabulous sunsets.
My reason for moving here was to escape the "big city" pressure of Miami & also to have greater surfing opportunities. The other charms of my new home were the "old Florida" feel of the different neighborhoods. Ancient Oaks, Spanish Moss, wandering creeks & the grasslands to the west. All of this while being a technology center just 1/2 hour from Kennedy Space Center.
The pics of the birds were shot in my back yard just off of Crane Creek. The Blue Heron had a nest in the Australian Pine just to the east of my cottage. Lately the baby has been getting flying lessons & is feeling quite proud of himself! The Pelicans are my security force, repelling all attempted assaults by pirates, revenuers, etc.
Here is a shot of two manatees competing for a drink from the hose at the dock. They really love fresh water from the tap! Click the pic for a larger shot.
I lived in the cottage on Crane Creek for a year & it was a wonderful experience. Just imagine being totally immersed in nature the moment you step out your door! What a great place to chill.
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