Have no fear! It's the time of year here in Florida when the water temperatures have warmed right up (and they'll stay that way long past summer, I can assure you). So, there I was a few weeks ago in Sunny Isles Beach, at the Trump International Beach Resort--watching other people having so much fun out on the water, riding jet skis, that I just had to get out myself.
You can rent jet skis from the friendly water sports crew at the resort--they'll give you a quick lesson in safety and operation (the machines couldn't be easier to steer and drive). Then you're off into the crytsal blue water, speeding along and enjoying some pretty amazing views.
I captured some of the action with my Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera, but needless to say, there was a bit of bouncing to contend with (this video should really come with a motion sickness warning).
And while a group of friends who had just returned to the beach as I was getting ready to head out said they'd spotted turtles and dolphins, I was content with a few diving pelicans and otherwise keeping my hands on the controls and my eyes firmly on the amazing beach views. Have a look at my photos, and come along on a virtual ride with my video, below.
SO MUCH FUN!
18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach