Beach-goers adjust to chilly weather
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - "It was cold but i was just waiting for the sun to come up," said Donald Buldo, of New Jersey.
Even warm rays couldn't make up for the cool front on Fort Myers Beach.
"With this weather, it's certainly a unique feeling," said Brydon Parker, of Seattle.
Many like Jacob Lucht and his friends tweaked their wardrobe for winter before coming out.
"I didn't really like it," said Lucht, of Orlando, who wore jeans and sweatshirt. "I kinda wanted to swim today."
But while no one was in the water, some wore layers on shore.
"I did not plan on doing that," said Renee Parker, of Seattle. "This was my airport cardigan and I'll be wearing it the entire week."
The chilly weather also meant no jet skiing and para sailing. At both the Lani Kai and All Island Water Sports, owners opted to close business instead.
"We found it just to be extremely cold and in this business, temperature is very important," said Eric O'Gilvi, the owner of All Island Water Sports. "And we just felt it wasn't worthwhile opening, if there's nobody here to take advantage of our services."
But that didn't stop some from dining al fresco. Snowbird Ken Fisher cashed in on the cold to get his wings a little faster.
"Because there's not that many people out here, so it's a great time to have good service," explained Fisher, of Kentucky.
And score a prime spot on the sand.
The owner of All Island Water Sports says he hopes to re-open tomorrow. But that will of course depend on the weather and how chilly it is on Sunday morning.