Paradise lost

Me at Cap's Lighthouse Point, FL

Higgins Beach Resort


I was just down in Florida for a few days. It's off season and my buddy Jim Higgins had a room for me before things start picking up down there. We did the usual folky scene. Higgins is an old So. Fla. folkie. We saw a old singer, Panama Red, at Cafe Luna in North Miami. An odd little 'coffee house' atmosphere right out of 1960s Harvard Square. Red was great a unique character and musician.

We went to the South Florida landmark restaurant Cap's Place in Lighthouse Point. When I live in Boca for a short while back in 1975 we were there a lot. I did a painting of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse back then. I hated it and left it behind. Higgins took it to Cap's and paid a bar bill with it. It still hangs in the dining room 40 years later. Its a pretty good painting. The food at Cap's is still outstanding. The key lime pie is the best I've ever had.

I was posting a few thing on Facebook and my old studio mate and publishing partner messaged me that he was just down the coast in Ft. Lauderdale. We had lunch the next day. Hadn't seen him in more than 20 years. He is now a renowned international yacht photographer. Check him out at

The fishing sucked and the the weather was chilly and damp but it was 10° in Wayne County so I didn't mind. Everything was nice and green and the ocean was beautiful and blue. 

Higgins Beach Resort
Deerfield Beach Florida