Monday, October 6, 2014

Beachy Days

On Saturday, after sports - the kids and I hit the beach for a few hours! The water starts getting colder in October, even though the air is nice - it gets too cold for swimming in a hurry, so we wanted to get in one last beach day of the year. I didn't really take any/many pics of our beach excursions this summer, so I'm making up for those occasions now.

There is something so simple about the beach, and yet so fulfilling, it's mystifying. Really. It is one of things in life that everyone loves, and that yet no one can fully explain why. It's one of life simple pleasures, and in the era of time we find ourselves in, simple pleasures are becoming increasingly rare.
There is nothing more thrilling to the soul than your favourite beach-spot

85 degrees. Gorgeous.
We chose to move here 10 years ago. Because of the beach. It really came down that. We made a list of things we wanted, and this was the place where those things were possible, so we moved here and chose to build our lives. We didn't have kids when we decided to live on the coast, and I never really thought about the impact that the ocean would make on their hearts. It's free, and it's simple, but loving the ocean is one of the greatest gifts we've given our kids.
  The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. Isak Dinesen

 Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach. Michelle Held

 I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought. Helen Keller

Grey is getting big and skinny. I miss that chubby little baby!

There are two ways to get enough. One is accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. GK Chesterton

...when you have waves and sand, you don't need anything else.

My shadow is tall:-)

 Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone. Anon

 The sea, once it casts it's spell, holds one in it's net of wonder forever. Jacques Cousteau


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