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Where the children play on the shore each day

The weekend turned out to be a Beee-yout-ti-ful one. We tried to make up for Memorial Day this weekend, now that a lot of the tourists have gone home.

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We made it out to the beach by 10:30 Saturday morning. We do this to beat the crowds, traffic and get the girls off the beach in time for some naps. It was a perfect day; perfect temps, perfect winds, perfect tides.

We go out to a beach called Isle Of Palms. It is more of a residential beach (summer homes) than a touristy one (hotels and condos). The beaches then are unprotected by the lack of use of stone jetties. Accordingly, the beaches kind of reshape themselves about every full moon.

Sand bars head off the beach and parallel to it as as well. These parallel sand bars turn into warm tidal pools when the tide goes out. They are the perfect place for youngongs to play that are otherwise intimated by the ocean’s waves.

They are warm and safe. They can explore and jump and kick safely.

Here’s a brief look at the girls making do in their Atlantic backyard…

And so that’s where our two girls spent the majority of their morning. Since it was our first time back to the ocean since last September, Dylan digressed a bit in her love of the ocean. We played in the waves a little but it only took a couple of knock downs from the waves and mouth fulls of water to have her come in.

But we had a great day.

It reminded me of all the things I missed over the winter, the beach combing, riding the waves, the therapeutic sound of the sea. So I wanted to see of mommy wanted to head back out on Sunday too. (hint, hint)

Kicking back in our lounge chairs, watching the girls make their own fun in the tidal pools couldn’t help but remind me of one of my favorite beach songs. And so I will leave you with that and a few more pictures of summer to start your week. Cheers!

I know I don’t get there often enough
But God knows I surely try
It’s a magic kind of medicine
That no doctor could prescribe
Lagoon at Lions Dive Club

I used to rule my world from a pay phone
Ships out on the sea
But now times are rough
Oh I got too much stuff
I can’t explain the likes of me

But there’s this one particular harbor
So far but yet so near

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Where I see the days as they fade away
And finally disappear

But then I think about the good times
Down in the Caribbean sunshine

Tube Racing

In my younger days I was so bad

John's 'extreme' diving

Laughin’ about all the fun we’ve had

That was fun!

I’ve seen enough to feel the world spin
Mixin’ different oceans meetin’ cousins
Listen to the drummers and the night sounds
Listen to the singers make the world go ’round..

Lakes below the mountain
Flow into the sea

Like oils applied to canvas
Oh how they permeate through me

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But there’s this one particular harbor
Sheltered from the wind

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Where the children play

on the shore each day
And all are safe within

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A most mysterious calling harbor
So far but yet so near

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Where I can see the day

when my hair’s so gray
And I finally disappear

going down

But Not Yet…

Have a great weekend everyone! Make it the best week yet!

(Thanks to Jimmy Buffett for that One great Particular Harbor)

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17 thoughts on “Where the children play on the shore each day

  1. Ahhh, the beach always feels (and sounds) like home. Great photos and beautiful location!

  2. MikeW on said:

    What a great maritime post. Thanks for composing this one!

  3. Well, that was a fun launch into some very relaxed daydreaming! ~Thanks!

  4. Haha, I just read what you wrote over on our blog. Wrong word choice to mention to you. The M word. She’s only “changing” to a different floor in her apartment complex! I hope you have all your pictures on the wall. For me, that is when I really start to relax into a new place.

  5. 🙂 They will be excited to take Aunt Sandy to the beach. That just sounds right!

  6. That was supposed to read “now that I’ve seen that beach.” *sigh* *bangs head on desk*
    I love the beach….it’s what’s in the water that I’m not thrilled about. But yes, it sounds lovely and I’m on my way. 🙂 Tell the girlies to get their sand buckets ready.

  7. you can relax, any critters in this water are small. You can walk in the surf and rarely step on anythig but sand. And yes, walk right in. The temp is like a nice bath temperature already. Ifthe ocean still bothers you the kids would love to play with you in the tidal pools! The crab our lil girl found in the video ws only the size of your thumb nail. Come on Sandy, like the beach…

  8. I’ve threatened this before, but not that I’ve seen that beach I’m coming to visit! 🙂

  9. It was a good day Luanne. We stopped and found some lunch when we came off the beach and then put the girls downfor their naps. ..and then started unpacking more boxes 😦 We are up to putting th epictures on the walls now. Hope you had a good weekend too!

  10. Ah, does this look fun!!!

  11. Thanks Michelle! It was a nice day. Hoping you had one as well in your beautiful corner of the world. Have a great week, thanks for dropping by….

  12. It sounds like a wonderful day, and your photo’s are really awesome.

  13. Cinnamon buns and a beach? I’m not sure I could contain that kind of joy! I am well, hope you are too!

  14. We seem to be so much a like in beach, song and the way we drive. When I am on the beach Jimmy is in my ear. Thanks for looking in Ms. Sea Muse. Hope you are doing well. We are heading back out to the surf next weekend, howabout you?

  15. Well come on! We can sugar you up with some cinnamon buns and work it off in the surf. Hope you are doing well Di. Have a great week!

  16. My kind of post, both in pics and choice of song! Glad your dear family had such a lovely day – you deserve it after the busy, crazy year you’ve had so far. Beach blessings to all of you!

  17. Wow – love it! I would be at the beach every moment I could!

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