Thursday, June 16, 2005
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA. Many aspects of NSB seem unchanged since I started coming here with my family when I was five years old. Forty-one years--and three 2004 hurricanes--later both the mainland and seaside community are weathering change well. Even after last year's hurricanes diminished 50% of its wide, white-sand beach, the NSB beach is beautiful and the surf is fun for wave riding. NSB has grown, but still remains a mildly commercialized area, especially compared to Daytona Beach, 15 miles to the north. I took this photo on Canal Steet in the downtown area. It is quaint and up-to-date.