I like my Fuji XT-10 camera. I’ve had it sense December and I’m finally beginning to know its settings and what it will do. I’ve been a Canon person for 40 years and making the change was quite challenging, but I think we are now good friends. I am blessed this trip to Pompano Beach because my bed faces the balcony and all I have to do is step outside to make the sunrise. Every one is different! I have yet to get the sun coming up directly on the ocean. Seems there are always low clouds hugging the sea. Oh well, this shot works for me. Another gorgeous day at the beach. Time for coffee! Have a beautiful day!
Last night it stormed, we watched the lightening on the horizon. What a show. Clouds this morning kept us from seeing the sun. Around 10 the sun broke through and gave way to a beautiful day.
April through October is nesting time for sea turtles. 90 % of sea turtles nest on Florida shores. A turtle will come to the beach, lay her eggs and leave. They never know if the hatchlings make it to the sea. You can see people combing the beach with stakes and neon tape to mark off the nesting sites. They are all over the beaches. After the turtles hatch the eggs are scattered over the beach. Defenders of Wildlife website says that about 1 in 1000 turtles make it to adulthood.
Another beautiful sunrise. There weren’t clouds like yesterday but there were low clouds on the horizon. Finally the sun peeped out
Saturday I found some nice shells. Sunday I sat on the balcony and made a few items. Sunday was more hunting. The fun of the beach is walking and looking for treasures from the sea. You never know what will turn up. I’m now on a quest for sea glass. I’ve only found a few pieces in all these years, but maybe it’s been there and I just overlooked it. I found a couple of small pieces and Dan found one last night. Yesterday I walked almost 8 miles up and down the beach!
JEWELRY CATCH OF THE DAY-SUNDAY
Light painting has always fascinated me. As I sat on the balcony of the condo last night in Gulf Shores, I watched people with their flashlights walking the beach. From my viewpoint, all I could see were the moving lights. It reminded me of a scene from a Disney Fantasia-like movie. My granddaughter Tristan and I walked the beach with our flashlight and camera. I could take “dancing light” photos forever!
Ok last day…..but I think we will be back! I’m having a coffee at 7am looking at the calm Caribbean and watching the waves break way way out at the reef. I want to stay. But I miss my family so it’s time to go.
Friday was a lazy day…for Dan anyway. I walked into town to find souvenirs. I always have a problem buying the right things. Sometimes I just give the kids money instead. It’s fun to see the trinkets that are made by the locals. Of course women walk the beach trying to sell you blankets and bags.
After a nice day, no rain, perfect skies, we just had dinner at the hotel restaurant, sitting on the beach of course. In a couple of hours we will take a taxi to the water taxi, then an hour or so ride to Belize City, and off to Dallas we go. So folks, thanks for sharing this trip with us. I’ll go home a prepare for the next adventure.
They do love the golf carts.
You might have to look close but there is a seahorse on the rope.
Some of the kids waiting for a snack.
A fisherman cleaning a barracuda, and then he throws scraps to the birds.
Look close, this guy has a mouth full!
Dan had red snapper.
The unexpected dinner guest!
Here’s a quiet moment. Sunrise.
What can I say? Beach bums have the right idea. Powerball could make this dream come true. Until then I will savor every moment and notice every sign and synchronicity. I will listen to the birds and water and the wind and the silence! Time here is winding down. We walked the beach to town and did a little shopping. We purposely waited until after Carnaval. It seems they throw things at everyone; eggs, paint, confetti! Heard it got pretty crazy. They are not supposed to throw paint at tourists but really, how could you avoid it?
Day started slowly with breakfast on the beach. Then lounging on the beach. And of course rum punch on the beach. Boy will I miss this life. Two kids came by and yelled to come look at a starfish so of course I did. They had a little board with bead gecko key chains that they were selling for 8 Belize dollars. Of course I bought one. They chatted awhile asking questions about where we were from and what we liked to eat and then they were off.
Beach walk in to San Pedro
The rays come in to be fed at night. Pets?
Walking back to the hotel. The beach is so quiet. I forgot to mention that there are no waves coming in because the barrier reef is around this side of the island. You can see them break quite a way out.