Finding oneself downtown a quick trip to Simonton Beach, a tiny strip of sand overlooking the harbor, can be just the thing. Look at water, look at boats and set aside for a moment the crowds and the cars.
There used to be a public toilet at Simonton Beach but no good came of an unattended building so hey turned it into a beach bar, a much more successful use of space says the city.
His owner told me a five dollar donation to a rescue organization in Mexico City got him the dog when he was living there and the dog came home to Miami Beach.
We watched the clouds for a little while longer before we got on with sweating out one more downtown walk early in the day.