Titusville is in the heart of Florida’s ‘Space Coast’, only about ten miles from the Kennedy Space Centre. The Vehicle Assembly Building – used to assemble for launch the Saturn moon rockets and then the Space Shuttle – dominates the horizon for miles around. We rented a car and paid a visit for a day. Although the NASA operations here are now much reduced, it remains a fascinating place, with a real sense of ‘history in our time’.
After Titusville our next destination was Daytona Beach, famous for stock car racing and debauchery for young college students. We didn’t see either. What we didn’t realize is that Daytona Beach, where early speed records and racing on the hard packed sand led to its position as an auto racing mecca, still lets cars drive on the beach. For us this brought back memories of one of our first camping trips to Long Beach, Vancouver Island in 1971, when you could still camp and drive on the beach.
We are taking many, many pictures – here is just a sample of the places described above.
Next stop, St Augustine.