Sunday, October 27, 2019

First Time to Florida




Our path to the beach began here, an enticing opening to my first visit to the beach in Florida.  




It was certainly different than the beach in Carmel, CA.  We lived in Monterey, CA while Ron was in the military in 1970 and so we could go to the beach there often.  It was so different, though.  The waves crash there and the water is cold.  I remember surfers would wear wet suits.  

My first experience on the beach near Ft. Matanza on the east coast of Florida was so very different.  The water was much warmer, especially in October, and the waves lapped the beach.  I reminded me of the beach on South Padre Island on the Gulf.  It was most enjoyable.

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Gorgeous Yellow Hibiscus



The flora around the house where we stayed was so lovely and the palm tree was most regal.  And, oh. what fun we had sitting on the beach.  I especially liked the red umbrella.

All in all it was a wonderful 5 days of fun with family in a really lovely place.

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy




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20 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. Thank you Cathy.

    God bless.

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  2. I love that first picture-- such a sense of mystery!

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  3. What a wonderful intro ot FL ~ and I loved Padre Island when my son lived there ~ Beautiful collage of photos ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. So happy to see you enjoyed Florida! Those two oceans on either side of our country could not be more different could they! We live in Oregon not too far from the Pacific coast and spend winters nowadays in Florida, not too far from the other one...all the difference in the world.

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  5. Cathy - we have been to east coast beaches, southern beaches and west coast beaches, and yes, west coast beaches can be a big surprise with the cold water, even in the midst of summer. You have captured lovely images - I especially like the one of the boardwalk leading out to the beach! I look forward to hearing about your trip to Ireland, and thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  6. ...Cathy, good to hear that your Florida trip was a success!

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  7. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Florida - come back and visit us again. The Gulf stream keeps the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico warm around Florida. My trips to California convinced me I'm never going in the Pacific - way too cold!

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  8. Ireland... my Love. I was für times there - looking forward, what you will Post about.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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  9. Impressive pictures, beautifully summarized in a beautiful collage!
    My contribution

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  10. Hello, lovely views of the beach and flowers. It is nice to spend time with your family. Wishing you a safe and fun trip to Ireland. Have a happy day and a great new week ahead.

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  11. Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/10/sunrise-over-my-happy-place.html, and have a great week!

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  12. I'm always attracted to the sea whether it be warm or cold. I mean to look at rather than swimming. What a lovely few days you must have enjoyed in Florida.

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  13. You can only look at the water in NOrCal but the beaches and the water in Florida are just what the doctor ordered, isn't it?

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  14. It's interesting how each beach is so different from scenery to water! Great photos. I'm so glad you got to enjoy the time at the beach in FL.


    My Corner of the World

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  15. A wonderful day of relaxation and hearing the waves of the ocean.

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  16. I've had the same experience between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. I lived near the Atlantic Ocean most of my life so i have many fond memories of the beach. Your beach in Florida looked beautiful!

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  17. I have a yellow hibiscus at home, and it's my favorite. Yep the water temp is much different.

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  18. Glad you like Florida!
    We used to live in the northeast, and after we discovered Florida beaches, we never swam in the beaches of New Jersey or New England again. Most Florida beaches are friendly, with restrooms, shower and free parking! Unless you're visiting the more famous beaches during prime season, you have the beach to yourself most of the time.

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  19. What a wonderful visit. Sounds like you might have to return some day!

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