The last three weeks since I "crossed to the mainland" have flown by as I've enjoyed two weeks in a new campground, followed by a comfy AirBnB in the center of town. Trust me, I did hit the beach a few times to cycle and sunbathe, nap and read. Yet, I really enjoyed being in town and definitely explored new sights I'd not seen in the past.
The town of Sebastian has been a fishing village since the 1870s, and I love the early history that I recently learned. Thomas New, a retired minister from Detroit settled here in 1881, and filed to start a post office under the name, New Haven. However, he got into legal trouble for "misuse" as a postmaster and was removed (a man after my own heart). The town was then named after St. Sebastian, and officially founded in 1882.
While I really enjoyed my time camping, I'm now ending a week of house sharing with another traveler -- she's a gal from Massachusetts who's a Virgo, a former teacher, now a writer, and drives a Honda Element. She's contemplating what type of bike to buy now. I can't make this up.
Tomorrow, northward to the Space Coast for 10 days of tourism.
Cyclist, writer, teacher, avid reader, bike/ped advocate, nomad, pie lover