Another birthday has come and gone, but I was fortunate to spend it in such beautiful locations as Juno Beach and Jupiter, Florida. And one of our explorations was of the 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse is located near the Jupiter Inlet and is a great place to do some major boat watching. We paid for the tour of the lighthouse grounds, and climbed the 105 stairs to the top. What a view!
Not to sound like a broken record on this blog, but lighthouses are some of the most mysterious and romantic buildings on earth! And I am, as always, in awe of them, jealous of all those who were privileged to live and work in them.
No Ordinary Tree
On the lighthouse grounds a beautiful, massive Banyan tree grows. As I gazed up into its branches, I felt an overwhelming urge to climb up, as high as I could. Although I’ve never been much of a tomboy, and can’t recall ever climbing a tree in my youth, this one could make up for all that.
After a relaxing drive on Jupiter Island, we circled back for lunch at The Crab House. We had been to this restaurant eight years ago, during our very first dive trip to Florida from North Carolina. Then it had been a bit exotic. This time it appeared to be a mass server of mediocre food, and less than perfect service. But, it’s all about location, location, location. And this place has it. Directly across from the lighthouse, a diner can watch boats of all sizes go by, or instead focus on the dozens of brown pelicans that occupy the shoreline, dive bombing into the water, and coming up to swallow their catch.
Jupiter is definitely a place to revisit….again and again!