Wednesday, September 25, 2013
If I could wish anything for everybody it would be the equivalent of The Point! The Point is at the far east end of the Gateway Terrace apartments where I live with close to 300 other seniors. They range in age from 62 to 94 with a couple of younger people who, because of disabilities, live here.
The Point is located in Karen Bay on the inter-coastal which eventually flows into the Atlantic ocean. There is always a breeze so no matter how hot and/or humid the weather might be it is always comfortable sitting there. Our pool overlooks the bay and makes for many interesting sights. During the day the sun sparkles on the water with the wisp of clouds reflected in the blues, grays and greens of that water. At night you can see the moon and stars above and in Karen Bay and the latter looks like jewels sparkling before you. Even in foul weather the view is breath taking with the clouds and water swirling, rising (sometimes too high) and then receding as if to say "The show is over!"
While sitting on a chair, basking in the sun, you can see paddlers going by, yachts of all sizes, catamarans, canoes, water jet propelled 'flyers' above or walking on the water. A kayak will pass by and a manatee or two or three on the way to their breeding grounds, going west, or going out for a feeding in the north part of the New River. You will see tourist lunch or dinner boats passing by or a motor boat towing a kid sitting in a rubber raft.
In the sky you will spot the Goodyear blimp or a small plane advertising a local business while jets of all sizes leave the airport and head out over the Atlantic ocean going in all directions to all countries, Islands or cities up north.
On July 4 you can see the fireworks from all the surrounding cities while during the air show the planes fly overhead giving us our own private show. All year long the boaters wave to us and we wave back, all with smiles! We meet our neighbors, sit and talk and meet the new people who become one of us very quickly.
At night when I go down there I can, at times, feel as if I am the only one in the world yet at the same time feel as if I am part of the universe I am surrounded by.
The Point is a perfect place and there are too few of those.