Monday, August 13, 2018

Salt Water is Good for My Soul

If you have been reading here for long, you realize that I love the ocean.  The ocean seems to have a draw like none other for me.  Growing up visiting the ocean with my parents that adored the water probably influenced this passion of mine.  It's fun to see that same passion passed down to my children and to their children as well.  I was taught at a very young age to have a great respect for the mighty ocean and her beauty.  Our annual beach week was enjoyed by our family again.  Experiencing this vacation in the same place at the same week on the calendar gives a sense of rhythm to my life.   

The week for me is not about taking photos, but enjoying time with my family.  Relaxing by the ocean is what we do best.  

We set up our colorful umbrellas and chairs according to the tide chart.  I have graduated to a higher beach chair as the years have gone by.  Do you know how hard it is to get up from a chair that sits on the sand?  It's not pretty, so a higher one helps me keep my dignity.  Maybe!

Big kids get involved to make sure the engineered structure keeps the tide at bay.

A dip in the ocean is really what the doctor ordered.  What a good feeling it is to be weightless.  Our daughter is an open water swimmer and enjoyed time swimming with the tides.  

The beach provides good bonding times for father and son.

Even a double rainbow knows where my pot of gold lies.  Right there in the gorgeous ocean!  I've heard it said that the earth is 71 percent ocean and we should call our planet Ocean, not Earth!  Umm... Maybe so.