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Tasting Excellent Local Beer in Ridgeway, Colorado

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This is the last of the three articles I wrote for the website Trazzler which is no longer. It's not a ride or hike, just a stop we made on a rest day between climbing 14ers. Photos are from a trip in 2009For most, the town of Ridgeway is where your turn to go to Telluride or go straight to Ouray. Just off the main road, there’s the Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. I had pints of the Stout and the IPA, and tasters of the rest. The stout and IPA were excellent. The Irish Red Ale was better than average. The Blonde Ale and Best Bitter were ok, but I wouldn’t get a pint of them. The food selection is simple, four different Paninis with chips, about $7 each. They also have free popcorn to go with the beer. The pints were $3.75 ($4.25 for the IPA) and tasters are about a dollar. They also had mini etch-a-sketches on all the tables. It's a small place, with only 5 tables and small bar, but has a great pub atmosphere.
The Colorado Boy Brewery
Ridgeway Has Some Nice Views of the Nearby S…

Blowing Rocks (January 2009)

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On Jupiter Island, just north of Jupiter Florida, there's a nature preserve with a unique feature on the Florida coast. The coast is rocky and the waves have worn holes through the rocks so that when they hit, the water blows up through them. Here is a wide angle of a wave crashing into them.This collage shows a wave splashing up through a hole.

The best time to go is high tide. At low tide the waves are not big enough to blow up through the rocks. Here's one of the bigger splashes I saw while I was there.

These rocks are exposed on a small part of the coast. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from one end to the other. Here's another spot where the waves come up through a gap.
There were lots of man-o-war along the beach while I was there, which I had to avoid stepping on.