Before heading north from Stuart, I took advantage of being west of the coast, and while not on the "official" Florida Cracker Trail, I did get a taste of Old Florida. My motivation was to ride a portion of the 110-mile cycling trail around Lake Okeechobee! It was quite enjoyable, and along the way, I made a stop in Indiantown, a rural spot of about 6,000 people. Once a Seminole trading post, then a boomtown in the '20s with the railway, today it relies heavily on seasonal agriculture. Most people simply pass through as it's merely 37 miles from West Palm Beach -- two very different worlds.
From here, I headed northeast as the weather has warmed, and I've been enjoying Sebastian and the Inlet for two weeks. I returned to an AirBnB in town, then put up the homestead at my favorite Florida camping spot. I'm already in coastal lackadaisical mode with three, yes, three more weeks in Sebastian on the calendar. While life here seems quite familiar, I'm meeting new faces and discovering new adventures. Stay tuned.
Cyclist, writer, teacher, avid reader, bike/ped advocate, nomad, pie lover