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Photo Project Theme Week 34 – Life at the Beach

Most of us know that spending time outside is so much better for us than staying inside for our physical and mental health. Sunlight and fresh air have restorative benefits that we should take advantage of.  A lot of people love going to the beach or mountains during summer since the kids are out of school.

Parasailing_©2016 Len Bishop

Parasailing was one of the fun things to do at the resort.

My daughter and I spent one week in June in a beautiful resort called Vidanta in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  We spent our days at the beach and the pool. Digging your feet in the sand actually stimulates your nerves.  During the hottest part of the days we just hung out in our room, we also had our own pool in our balcony with ocean view.  The days were also spent trying out an assortment of food from many fancy restaurants. It was a fun experience for both of us.

Just resting

It was a surprise to me that there weren’t a lot of seagulls at the beach.  The majority of the birds I saw were brown pelicans.

 

Go Away! This is mine.

This seagull seems to be saying “Go away! This is mine!”

 

What we did that we enjoyed the most was watching the sunset while swimming at the pool.  It was very relaxing.  And the sunsets at Bandera Bay were so beautiful.  The colors were magnificent.

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A restful end of day

Peaceful way to end the day.

 

Morning traveller_©2016 Len Bishop-2

Throughout the day, a few sailboats and motorboats go by. This was taken from the balcony of my room.

 

The Adventurer

The waves get high.

 

Usually, when I take photos of a scene that includes strangers who actually enhance the scene, if possible I make sure that they are not identifiable in my photos.  This is mainly because I myself don’t want to appear in other people’s photos without my permission.  It’s my way of respecting their privacy the same way I want to be respected.

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Just a few people swimming and watching the sunset. I have observed that there were more people walking along the beach in the morning, mostly runners and joggers. I prefer walks during sunset.

 

Creating Memories

Whether they’re sisters or best friends . . .  I’m sure they’re making fun memories.

I hope you enjoyed some of the photos that I’ve shared from my beach vacation.  Go out and spend your time outdoors.

Also, check out the store, I have added a few more photos there from my Mexico trip.

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Photo Project Theme Week 28 – Beach

Vacationing in Texas in the summer is not something we look forward to.  Because of the scorching heat, we always end up going somewhere cool during the hottest month in the summer.  We love the mountains – the scenery and the things to do abound.  For me of course, I love to photograph landscape and nature so beach works for me too.

Last weekend, we went to Port Aransas, a small beach town in Texas.  It was a four hour car ride from home which included a brief ferry ride that transported our car to the island.  We are not “beach  people”, and probably because of the heat and humidity, the trip was not as enjoyable as I had hoped for.  But although it was hot, I tried to make the most of my stay there photographing birds and sunrise and the beach.  I spent two mornings out on the beach photographing sunrise.  The seagulls were so entertaining.  I also enjoyed watching some of the people especially the ones with dogs.   I wished there were no seaweed but the birds ate them and some of the dogs I saw at the beach actually loved rolling on the bed of seaweed.  The nice thing about the place we stayed at was that the beach was walking distance from it so in the mornings I was able to quickly go to the beach before sunrise.  Each morning I spent at least a couple of hours there until the sun started to get hot.  I even met a nice woman who was camping at the beach with her friend and with four rescued dogs.  I got to chat with her for a while both mornings that I was at the beach.

Here are some photos I took from the ferry and from around the beach area.

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