After minor hotel wrangling - and learning that free wireless internet sometimes means $6 an hour if you actually use it wireless internet - we spent the night in Savannah.
The next day we drove to Melbourne. (The one on the Atlantic side of Florida, obviously, not the other one.)
Seaweed littered the beach. I'm not sure if that was due to a storm at sea, or if it's always like that.
Rather than the shorebirds I'm used to seeing on the Gulf Coast (sanderlings, willets, turnstones, etc), there were a great number of... grackles!
They hunted in the surf just like sanderlings.
They also dug around in the seaweed a lot. To great comic effect!
Other critters can be seen at the Friday Ark.