Category: Beach

Daiquiri

Daiquiri

Daiquiri

Life on an Island

Life on an Island

Got to get away

Place in the Shade

Place in the Shade

Not O’ahu

I live on the North Shore, yet I’m only about a fifteen minute walk from Waikiki Beach.

Waikiki in the Snow

Waikiki in the Snow

This Waikiki Beach is actually on Winter Island, not O’ahu. There used to be a Coast Guard Station on what is now a recreational area. The story is that the Coast Guard staff would take breaks over at “Waikiki,” and the name just stuck.

Waikiki in Summer

Waikiki in Summer

Outriggers

Outriggers on Waikiki, but it's not O'ahu

Nope, not O'ahu

Nope, not O'ahu

My Natural Habitat

Here I am in my natural habitat. I guess it was mid to late Spring. I took the kayak around the point and into Juniper Cove. Actually, it would’ve been a lot shorter walk. This spot is only a couple of blocks from home.

Natural Habitat

Stopping by for a spell

So far, this is the only on my blog that I did not draw or photograph. When I entered the cove, I could see one of my neighbors in his yard. I caught his attention to say, “hello.” He told me to wait while he got his camera. He quickly came back from his house with a disposable camera of all things. He wanted to use up some of the film, before he got it developed. He took this shot, and later gave me the proof.

Farewell 2010

Bonfire on the Beach

Bonfire on the Beach

A group of neighbors like to celebrate New Years Eve with a bonfire on the beach. Residents set their trees outside, and they’re collected and dragged to the beach. The trees are set on the blaze one-by-one. Not only is it a convenient opportunity to dispose of your tree, but of course there’s satisfaction of watching your tree flare-up as you party the night away. The regulars stay all night, while others merely watch a few.

Just so you know, the photo shows a 10 to 15 foot flame that’s produced by one Christmas tree.

Juniper Beach, Salem, MA

I live just around the corner from this little beach, and I’m very grateful for it.

The first picture of Juniper Beach was taken in September. I took it the day before Hurricane Earl hit, or I should say “Hurri-lame Earl.” Although Earl blasted the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Earl spun off shore by the time it got as far north as Massachusetts. I was hoping to do some before, during and after shots, but Earl only sent us fog.

Juniper Beach in Late Summer

Juniper Beach in Late Summer

The second shot is Juniper Beach as the “Blizzard of 2010” draws to a close. My neighborhood was hit with a lot of drifting snow – not all that bad. Other towns in Mass were hit worse than we were.

Juniper Beach & the Blizzard of 2010

Juniper Beach & the "Blizzard of 2010"

Here’s Juniper Beach on August 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene blasted by Puerto Rico, and ran over the Bahamas. The storm then crashed into North Carolina, and sawed its way through Virginia, the Delmarva, and the Jersey Shore. When it hit New York City, it also slammed winds into Long Island and Southern New England. Then rain pummeled Western Massachusetts and Upstate New York.

We in North Eastern Massachusetts “dodged the bullet.” We faced some heavy rain and tropical storm force winds. When such storms occur in coastal areas, It’s very dangerous to venture out during high tide. So naturally, I went out to very the surf and destruction, along with most of my neighbors.

We’ve been through a lot worse: no flooded streets and not a lot of sand on the streets. We had one small tree go down.

Hurricane Irene downgraded to a Tropical Storm

Here we go. The Blizzard of 2013. This is probably the roughest storm since I’ve lived here. I know the neighborhood has been through worse. We’ve got waves smashing and sand on the streets.

Nemo - Blizzard of 2013

Nemo - Blizzard of 2013

Mermaids

Two Mermaids

Mermaids Don't Like Golfers

Baie de Cavalaire

Bedroom

The Patio

My parents have been traveling to Southern France for a number of years now. Until recently, they’ve been able to rent the same house for quite a while. In August of 2009, I was able to bring my family.

Baie de Cavalaire

Baie de Cavalaire

The view from the patio is breath taking. A typical breakfast or dinner was had while looking over the Baie de Cavalaire.

La Plage

La Plage

The beach stretches from the houses on our side in the town of Croix Valmer to the city of Calavaire on the western end of the beach.

Crowded

Yes, the beach gets crowded.

The air is very warm in August, yet not humid, even with the inviting Mediterranean right there.

Cavalaire at Dawn

Cavalaire at Dawn

The bar is one of a dying breed. You can still enjoy a mojito, more appropriately some pastis, or even a meal at a table right on the beach. You can laze away under the shade of a parasol. However, word of mouth told me that environmental awareness is lowering the popularity of these establishments.

Parasols

Parasols

Beneath a Palm Tree on a Desert Isle

“Beneath” for Illustration Friday.

Beneath a Palm Tree on a Desert Isle

Beneath a Palm Tree on a Desert Isle

Tiki – Bored On Easter Island

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