Today was even warmer (around 75F) and sunnier than yesterday. We drove to Merritt Island, which is near Cape Kennedy towards the east coast. It's about 60 miles along the 528 (a toll road) and it took us about 90 minutes to get there from Orlando.
In fact, we drove to Titusville where we had breakfast before driving on to Merritt Island, which is connected to the mainland by a couple of spectacular bridges.
We stopped at the wildlife sanctuary, which we drove around and got some great photos of wildlife.
There was a huge variety of birds inside the park...
and some great places to see them...
The sanctuary has a fabulous walking trail inside it (about five miles long) and we walked some of it before turning back due to lack of time. You could easily spend a full day here.
We had a great day. We headed home via Highway 1 through Cocoa Beach (where we had dinner) and onto Orlando.
When we got back to the hotel room, the TV was full of news about the death of Anna Nicole Smith who died in the Hard Rock Hotel in Holywood, near Miami.