December 2023

10 Astounding Facts About Octopuses – the Ocean’s Clever Chameleons

Depending on who you talk to, octopuses are either soulful, sophisticated creatures or the stuff of deep-sea nightmares. Indeed, they’re often fictionalized as slimy, eight-armed monsters that lurk in wait of prey. But get to know them a little better, and you’ll find that these cephalopods are, though strange and alienlike to behold, also totally fascinating creatures. Here are 10 things you might not have known about octopuses (and yes, the plural is octopuses, not octopi!). 1. Octopus arms have a mind of their own. About two-thirds of an octopus’s neurons are actually located in its arms. This means the arms can taste, touch, and even act on their own accord, without input from the brain. Some research has even found that after an arm is severed from the body it will continue to snatch up food and try to move it in the direction of where the creature’s mouth used to be. 2. They have (literally) a lot of heart. Octopuses have not one, not two, but three hearts. Two of them pump blood to its gills, and a third heart keeps circulation flowing to the organs. This third heart stops every time the octopus is swimming, which may explain why they prefer to crawl (you’d get tired too, if one of your hearts stopped!) BONUS FACT: As for the blood the hearts are pumping around? It’s blue, thanks to a pigment called hemocyanin. 3. Males die after mating, too. Mating isn’t all that much better for males. Once they’ve... Read More

Luxurious Oceanview Investment Property

We have a luxurious ocean view investment property in South Walton Florida on 30A waiting for you… Intoducing 62 Cote D Azur Location: SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL 32459 | Map Link | Price: $3,499,000 Queenie Linderman Local Agent Phone 208-881-8311 Email MLS#   928099 List Date   07/21/2023 Property Type   Single Family 62 Cote D Azur Details Perhaps it’s time for some change? Owning Real Estate has been a time-tested strategy for building generational wealth and preserving assets. Investing in Real Estate provides diversification, providing many benefits like capital appreciation, rental income and tax advantages. We have a luxurious ocean view investment property in South Walton Florida on 30A waiting for you… We are offering this 7 bedroom, 8 bath home in one of the most desirable vacation areas of Florida. Thank you for visiting… Call, email or fill out the contact form below for more information. Cypress Sunset, built in 2022 is a slice of paradise with deeded beach access just steps away in a 13 home subdivision located in Seagrove Beach and is directly on the north side of scenic Highway 30A, just west of Alys Beach. Seagrove beach lives up to its namesake as a natural paradise with beautiful stretches of sun soaked beach along the Florida Gulf coastline. Seagrove is a hot vacation destination for someone looking for a classic Florida vacation vibe. Nearby shopping, dining, and activities entice you to look at this area for your next 30A rental investment property. This property features a private pool, and is offered as fully furnished. Full/Half Baths • 7 /... Read More

Inlet Beach: A Blend of Serenity and Vibrancy Along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A

As a young girl, I spent many summer vacations visiting Inlet Beach. Even though that was quite a few years ago, my memories of those summer days are near and dear to my heart. This tiny little piece of paradise has somehow managed to hang on to its low-key charm while huge communities sprung up all around it. Oh sure, there are plenty of shops and restaurants to frequent on your visit that weren’t here back in the ’80s but the overall, relaxed vibe is much the same. And that’s a good thing. For starters, the beaches in the area are somewhat less populated than other nearby neighborhoods. And there are several great spots where you can park yourself out on the sand to enjoy your day. Moving from east to west you’ll find these seven public beach access points all to be incredibly convenient. The Lupine access at 242 Walton Magnolia Lane is especially secluded and sits just at the edge of Camp Helen State Park. Phillips Inlet access at 202 South Walton Lakeshore Drive has a couple of spots to park for those lucky early risers but this spot is a favorite as you can walk directly from the pavement to the sand with no steps at all. And for those lucky few locals with beach passes, you can drive out to drop off your beach gear—just remember there’s no parking on the sand here like in Grayton. The three regional access points, East RBA at 118 West... Read More

Police In Search Of Man Who Stole 50-Pound Tarpon From Bass Pro Shop

Authorities in Florida are still in search of the “Bass Pro Shop Bandit” who stole a 50-pound tarpon from the store. A customer recorded footage of a young man entering a Bass Pro Shops store with a net, extracting a 50-pound tarpon from a fish pond, and exiting the store with the fish. The video […] More                 Read More

Celebrate the Opening of Pinewood 30A Pool & Spa

Pinewood 30A Pool & Spa is now open! This stunning addition to the Pinewood Clubhouse offers a resort-like experience with a heated pool and spa, nestled against the tranquil Point Washington State Forest. The pool area features a child-friendly zero-entry side with fountains and a spacious deck with new lounge furniture, perfect for relaxation and enjoying the picturesque pool and forest views. Join the Upcoming Community Holiday Party Stay tuned for your invitation to the festive Holiday Party, where you can explore the new amenities and meet fellow community members. Open to current and prospective owners, it’s a wonderful opportunity to experience the charm of Pinewood’s residences and facilities. Discover the Pinewood Difference Pinewood stands out with its unbeatable price per square foot near the 30A corridor, offering exceptional new construction quality and meticulous attention to detail. Luxury features in our condominiums include 9-foot ceilings, 8-foot solid core doors, high-end kitchens with quartz countertops, GE Energy Star stainless steel appliances, oversized tiled showers, covered balconies, and more. Elevated building standards ensure style, security, and soundproofing, with features like brick and fiber cement siding, gas lanterns, metal roofs, gated entrances, video surveillance, and high-impact windows. Exclusive Ownership Opportunities With Buildings 1 and 2 sold out, we now offer 1-, 2-, and 4-bedroom units in Buildings 3 and 4, including limited clubhouse penthouses. Select fully furnished units are also available, offering a seamless turnkey living experience. Special Incentive: Free Covered Parking To celebrate the end of 2023, Pinewood is offering a FREE... Read More