January 4th in Oleta River

It's hard to believe that its already January 4th of 2015, but what's harder to believe is we are going swimming. Yes the whole country is under an Arctic chill with temperatures below zero and Floridians are filling parks and beaches.

The beaches were windy so we decided to go to the small beach in the inlet in Oleta River park in North Miami. This is a beautiful park with canoe rentals, bike rentals and off road bike course and lots of picnic areas. Since we have two small kids we went straight to the beach. Most picnic tables were taken and Miamians already were enjoying this partly sunny day with temperatures in the eighties.

We settled on the beach and headed to the water. Most people were sitting in outdoor chairs that they brought with them and they were enjoying the sun. Water was crystal clear with lots of marine life. We quickly found a small conch that kept walking around in the shallows. The tide was low.

Our beach towels were laid and we enjoyed hours of sun, clean air, a warm breeze and clean swimming water. While lots of other visitors had their beach umbrellas and shade tents for protection from sun.

January in Miami. This is pretty much how it usually is.