Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A Day in the Surf
Thanks to The Shabby Chic Cottage for hosting "A Beach Party" and to A Southern Daydreamer for hosting "Outdoor Wednesday". Please visit these two blogs and join in the fun!
Crescent Beach...I am finally back!
After many years of talking about it, my sister and I FINALLY took a long, girls' weekend at the beach.Although most of this trip was designed to meet artists and possible business partners for the
coastal store she is opening in Mt. Dora this fall, we spent copious time on the beach...in the RAIN!
Due to the outer band of Hurricane Bill, the surf was spectacular ...and the surfers were out in droves. Along the pier at St. Augustine Beach, we counted 48 surfers waiting for the perfect wave.
All the little black dots in this photo are surfers with their boards!!! The waves were coming in between 6-10 feet... quite unusual along this coast!
The parade of surf fanatics walking along the shore was definitely a mixed bunch...young men with "6 pack" chests and old men with gray hair and beards, young girls in their bikinis and even a dads with young sons. Their colorful attire and surfboards were the only contrasts on this rainy, gray day. But no matter the weather, everyone was having a wonderful time!
On our last day, we finally saw the sun and headed to the sand for some early morning tanning time. The pelicans were out...flying in their long formations. Sis and I counted 32 brown pelicans in one line, coasting along the air currents. Sandpipers were also tripping along the shallows in search of food. What a wonderful way to end a special weekend!
***Check out the sunset over Lake Harris below...that's the end of our sunny day...