Still in St. Augustine for one more day. It was really windy all day and because of the new moon and onshore wind, the tide was really high covering the beach in its entirety. Needless to say, we had to wait for low tide before the beach was opened for traffic but in the meantime, I took the kayak out and paddled along a protected stretch of the intracoastal waterway. It was lovely with scores of wading birds, pelicans and osprey in the marshes and in the air.
At low tide we drove onto the beach again and while I walked Dixie, Bob relaxed (slept with the everpresent toothpick clinging stubbornly to his lip). At the suggestion of a guy we met while walking Dixie on the beach, we went to Cap’s for dinner. It is located northeast of St. Augustine on the intracoastal waterway near Vilano Beach. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations but waiting at the oyster bar for 20 minutes was worth it. The sun was setting across the water, the oysters were awesome and they make a great “skinny” margarita with agave nectar instead of simple syrup – yum! We had alligator tail as an appetizer (tastes like chicken) and both of us had grouper for dinner. Bob’s was done with a horseradish crust over mashed potatos and fried spinach that had the consistency of dried, flaky spinach. Mine was in a spicy pepper hash sauce over sundried tomato risotto that was to die for. Dessert? What else but Key Lime Pie. So glad the “local” told us about the place because we would never have found it on our own and didn’t see any ads for it in the brochures we had on the area.