Friday, September 2, 2016
The beach at Flagler, FL
We are set up at Clermont, Florida, just west of Orlando.
We just spent two weeks a few miles from the beach and we saw it twice. We will soon remedy that since we are buying just 25 miles from my favorite beach, Daytona. I am a lover of salt air. I like the beach but I prefer to be aboard a ship on the high seas. No matter my preference, there is something enticing about a vast expanse of beautiful blue water as it sends its messengers crashing into shore. At times they bring treasures to be displayed during its time of low tide.
The Atlantic and Pacific coasts are both beautiful but different. The pacific has sandy as well as a craggy coastline. Some absolutely beautiful areas to drive alongside. In some areas of the Pacific the waves are conducive to surfing where most of the Atlantic Coast is sandy beaches, great for swimming and enjoying the salt air.
Since the Atlantic is not much for surf-boarding. You do see some wind surfing. The Pacific (California and Hawaii) have some great waves that draw surfers.
Sixty years ago when Sherry and I were first married we lived at Camp Geiger an outlying base of Camp Lejeune. WE were not far from the beach at Top Sail (I think) and visited it often. Back then you could find an entire beach practically to yourself.
These pictures are all taken the same day (Note the difference in the sky, the dark one was to our south) we were at Flagler beach.