Delray Beach is the name of this town of 65,000 as well as the name of the beach. It’s my first visit here, but not my last. The downtown area is active with nightlife, has two Starbucks, and lots of really interesting art galleries. The beach is just a short walk from downtown.
It’s great for stealth overnight parking, in a general area where this lifestyle is challenging. There are plenty of unmetered parking spaces within a couple of blocks of downtown, and within 5 blocks of the beach. And the parking places are without the usual signs telling you all the ways you can park illegally and get towed.
Temps are in the low 80’s during the day and the low 70’s during the night, which is just about right.
I’m looking forward to meeting some humane educators a little later this week, as well as early next week.
Last year I biked from Hollywood FL to the Southeastern tip of Miami, exploring the beaches and towns along the way. I plan to repeat that trek on Saturday.
I’ve overnighted dozens of times in Starbuck’s parking lots with permission, but I’ve never had anything like this happen. I had worked on my computer until closing time the night before at a Starbucks just outside of Sarasota.
I finally got to meet Yuri , and I helped with leafleting on a most interesting street corner at Lincoln Rd & Meridian on South Beach. It’s a joint effort by Vegan Outreach, Compassion Over Killing, and Mercy for Animals, with some dedicated friends, Linda Cozat and Jennifer Mennuti.
I started at Hollywood Beach and pedalled until land ran out at South Pointe Park Pier. I stayed as close to the beachs as possible, but had to get on A1A for some of the ride. This took me through Hallandale, Haulover Beach, Golden Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami Beach, Bay Harbour Islands, Surfside, South Beach, and South Pointe Pier. I took a few pictures along the way.
Yesterday I attended the “World Love for Dolphins Day” protest in downtown Miami organized by Sea Shepherd. This event is to protest the Taiji Dolphin hunt in Japan, where thousands dolphins and whales are captured to be sold into captivity or slaughtered by pithing, which leaves the still conscious animals paralyzed and often drowning in the blood of their own family members.