Beach Living

This and that on the beach.

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Probably a weed but I will call it beach flowers.

I don’t think this dog was particularly friendly but was looking for other dogs. At least he didn’t bark.

Another great sunset.

I love sand made smooth by the wind and beach fences.

A hollyhock against the blue sky. We have had a run of windy, gray days so this was a pleasure.

I’m not sure if the rest of this area has this type of architecture but I sure do like it. There are many similar in our village with a steepled roof, lacy decorations and the pointed feature at the top.

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This lady laid out in the sun for at least four hours. I’m amazed by people who can do this. After a really horrible sun burn in college I learned I don’t have the skin to do this. It seems like I should be a person who hates the beach. I don’t like to be in the sun for long periods, I spend a fortune on sun screen, I won’t get in the water after seeing jelly fish the size of hubcaps on the beach, I don’t like wind of which there is a lot if you live by the ocean, I don’t like sand in my shoes-the feel of it or when it is tracked into our place-and yet I love it here watching the tides come and go, the blue skies and clouds and sunsets, the people watching, walks with interesting things to see-I love these. I pushed Maurice to get a place on a beach. It’s been mostly fun.

5 thoughts to “Beach Living”

  1. I was just saying to someone, I like being near the ocean, hearing the surf, the beautiful views. The nice “breeze” – not big ol’ winds 🙂 Give me a view of the beach, very close, on a nice deck – with shade and a stack of books.

    I enjoy your beach photos very much. Those might be weeds, but they look so pretty! Your views are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I totally get it. I hate sand, too, but I adore beaches and beach communities. Although, I’ve lately realized that sand is easier to get off everything that isn’t wet. And since I won’t get into any water that isn’t as warm as the Gulf of Mexico in summer, I tend to stay pretty dry on beaches. Also, I’ve learned to just go to places where I can sit in the shade of a pier or lifeguard station. I’m particularly fond of San Diego, where it doesn’t get as hot most days as other places and the beaches have great facilities, piers and boardwalks.

    I haven’t gotten to explore many European beaches yet, just Cinque Terre, Nice and Barcelona. Unfortunately, I had lousy weather in all of them, so I didn’t get the best impressions. But I’m looking forward to seeing more. I’m hoping to explore the French Med coast from close to the Spanish border up to around the Montpellier area. I think it will be less touristy than the places I’ve been so far, so that’s the plan for next summer. I still probably won’t get in the water, but I’m hoping to find some shade, because I’m certainly not going to start hauling a beach umbrella around.

    Anyway, I love that photo of the beach fence. It looks like a painting.

  3. I would love to have a place by the beach. Hope to visit someday. That boxer looks very friendly to me. Most boxers just love to play.

  4. Your beach pictures are really spectacular. I’m glad you live on the beach so you can share. The hollyhock and the sunset are my favorites from this post. I think the reason some flowers are considered weeds is totally random. So if they bloom and they’re pretty, we get to call them flowers. Want to join in with Dreaming of France? Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

  5. I love living by the beach but your sentiments are mine exactly. I do love to get down on the sand in the evening for beach parties, which we do several times a year.

    That’s interesting architecture in your photo; almost like a fantasy abode in a gingerbread village. The Boxer probably is looking for someone he can smother with kisses. They are such an affectionate breed, eventhough they can look intimidating.

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