January Light Photo Challenge | Day 21

Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, with beautiful sunset in background.

Limelight:

The center of public attention, interest, observation, or notoriety.


The Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, Florida is a stunning architectural landmark that enjoys the limelight in the photo above, as it perches next to one of the waterways that empty into the Atlantic Ocean.

The larger waterways nearby serve as home to cargo ships and cruise lines like Carnival and, of course, Disney!


More on Exploration Tower:

It is a tourist attraction that offers fun AND education. There are seven floors of interactive exhibits & observation decks, plus a cafe and gift shop.

You can also book your special events at the tower, such as:

  • Corporate events & parties
  • Themed events
  • Gala dinners
  • Social events
  • Weddings
  • Branded events

Nearby are beaches, three parks, camping locations, multiple boating and fishing spots. There’s an abundance of things to do, which make Cape Canaveral a thriving tourist spot.

Travel one hour to the east and you’ll find Disney World, Sea World, other theme parks, and the city of Orlando, which offers a host of attractions, restaurants, and shopping.

Blogging From A to Z Challenge – J

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Like a shipwreck or a jetty, almost anything that forms a structure in the ocean, whether it is natural or artificial over time, collects life. ~ Sylvia Earle


Blogging From A to Z Challenge – J

“J” is for Jetty, as in Jetty Park at Port Canaveral, FL.

Jetty Park is a popular recreation destination located in Cape Canaveral, FL. There are 35 acres that include the beach, a fishing pier, rentable pavilions, and a playground. There is also a campground with sites for tents, RVs, and cabins. Because of the unique location, you will see wildlife, marine life, cruise ships, submarines, and the occasional rocket launch from Canaveral Air Force Station. Click the link for more details on Jetty Park and all that it offers.

I took the photo above on one of my many bike rides down the beach. You can see the rocks which make up the jetty, as well as the fishing pier. Once I get to the jetty I usually take a short “break” and sit on the large rocks, nicely warmed by the sun. It’s enjoyable to relax here and check out the view. During the busy season, one can do a lot of people watching. During the off-season, when the vacationers are gone, Mother Nature sticks around and I’m never at a loss for beautiful scenery!