Hello! Today's post is a continuation of our holiday vacation in Pensacola Beach, Florida. If you missed my earlier posts, just scroll down! Our third day in Pensacola was New Year's Day, and because it was a holiday and a lot of places were opening later in the day or closed entirely, it was a very laid back day for us. Since we were up late the night before watching the fireworks, we slept in a little later than normal. After our usual morning spent on the beach watching the birds and collecting seashells, we then explored the small town of Pensacola Beach.
Our first stop was the boardwalk. The boardwalk is a beautiful walk along the beach filled with cute shops, restaurants and bars. It was the same place we watched the 8:00 p.m. fireworks the night before. Many of the stores were closed for the holiday, so we had the place to ourselves, as you can tell by the photo below.
Shaggy's, our favorite restaurant in Pensacola Beach for lunch. Then we went to Florida's version of the Polar Bear Plunge. Now I can't even begin to tell you that as a Wisconsinite who has seen real Polar Bear Plunges when it's single digit temperatures or less and swimmers run into water temperatures that are about 40 degree's or less, that this was a hysterical joke to us. We could tell we were surrounded by locals on this sunny, sixty degree day when they kept saying around us "Oh it's so cold! I can't believe they are going in the water!'. The water temperature that day was about 60 degrees. That is the typical water temperature of our backyard river in the middle of summer in Wisconsin. So we chuckled at their version of a Polar Bear Plunge at their expense, but we had a good time watching them. Everyone seemed to be having a really fun time.
Fashion Over Fifty pictures at the end of this pier, just as the sun was about to set. The first picture shows the view of the public beach as seen from the pier.
Have a great day! Amy