In case you haven’t noticed, I really love the ocean! Currently, I live about 50 miles inland from the nearest beach, and don’t get there too often, but my heart is still on the shore! I even decorated part of my condo in a beach cottage theme.
My blog this week is another pictorial journey, but this time, a voyage to the various beaches where I’ve had memorable experiences. (You will note that the photos of me span many years and various body sizes.)
We’ll start off with a visit to the Atlantic Ocean when I was on a Caribbean cruise with three other single women. We snorkeled in the Virgin Islands and it was awesome! Even with my limited vision without eyeglasses, I was able to make out what were fish and what were plants!
Another event during the cruise was shopping at the straw market in Nassau, Bahamas. I still recall hearing the little girl call out "Two for dollar" as she held out seed necklaces on her wrists. I cannot resist a child, so I bought two!
Now, sail away to the Pacific Ocean, where I’ve had two different excursions to Hawaii.
The first visit, I snorkeled in Hanama Bay, in Oahu. We would bring frozen peas and toss them across the water and create a fish feeding frenzy
In this photo, I’m flirting with the natives. Well…actually, they were actors from the Polynesian Cultural Show…but they still were hotties!
Several years later, I went to Kauai with a friend and stayed in her time share condo. Kayaking was the highlighted activity of that trip. Another adventure I attempted was swinging from a vine in the jungle and landing into a salt-water pond!
Now we travel to Northern California where I am walking across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The fog was rolling in and it was rather scary to look out over the bridge.
Cruising down to Central California, I am seen canoeing at Morro Bay, and riding a mountain bike in the wavelets of Pismo Beach! What a thrill!
This fun photo was taken last year at Balboa Beach, and I’m riding the Ferris wheel with my then 4 year old great niece. It was her first time on a Ferris wheel and she loved it!
Finally, my most recent ocean photo is when my friend, Dr. Rita, and I lunched at my most favorite place- Laguna Beach. This is the coolest beach where there are tide pools to explore. When the tide is high, the rocks are covered. We dined at a delightful outdoor resturant that sits up on a cliff and there's an incredible view of the ocean and a big strip of coastline. There are also numerous artisan shops surrounding the resturant.