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Souvenirs from the Beach

Last week I was at the beach. Whenever I go on vacation, I get hundreds of souvenirs: all my photos. Below are a few of my favorites from the trip. Our final day, we endured 35 mph sustained winds from Tropical Storm Andrea. In a house on stilts, that’s more fun than usual; the house rocked with every gust. I’m getting back around to my normal schedule, so you’ll be seeing more regular posts from me.

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Kite surfing championship

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Cape Hatteras Light House.

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Climbing the Cape Hatteras Light House.

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Wild grasses on the sound side. Very good of absorbing high tides from tropical storms.

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Swimming at the Shore

Alas no, I am not swimming at the shore for some time. But I like to pretend that I might be soon, and so I wistfully mull through my photos. I love to swim, and anytime I visit non-lethal water, I want in. The next best option is photographing. The two mix poorly, but I try. Below are some lovely tropical beaches, and some gloomy beaches and some extremity-numbing fjord beaches.

As a point of pride, I did get in the fjord and swim to a dock about 30 feet out, but I was going numb. Because children are insane, several children also did and wondered why I minded. This summer I’m visiting the Outer Banks of NC, and hoping to try a little surfing.

Happy Friday!

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Playa del amor in Cabo San Lucas.

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Dungeness Spit on Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

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Sunrise in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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The dunes of North Carolina at sunrise.

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Swimmin in fjord water in Solvorn, Norway.

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Shore birds of the gulf coast of Florida.

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