Do I love the beach? Okay, who doesn't? But you know how there are mountain people, lake people, city people..... I am an ocean girl through and through. I can't believe I grew up a few blocks from this beach. Whenever I return, I am immediately thrown back in time. All of my ocean senses that have been lying dormant come screaming back, the blues and greens, the scrunchy sand and warm wind, and the salty smelling air. It doesn't matter what is going on in your life, you immediately calm down into THE most relaxed state. I remember walking through the old hotels that used to line the beach - in the 60's they would have basement floors with all sorts of stores... souvenir shops, clothing stores, hair salons. There was a particular blended smell of Coppertone, salt, and sand that would infuse the air. A nostalgic, stale, yet lovely perfume - impossible to describe.
Here are some photos from my trip (lots of bird sightings) -
local fisherman and friends
I went to a facility that rehabilitates birds - the healthy birds in the area hang out there and nest. I have never seen a baby pelican before. This one is two months old.
Well hello there
I have some more photos on Flickr .