Thursday, July 19, 2012

Revisiting the beach!

I love where we live!  Country, city, farmland, hills, and the ocean are all nearby.  And the mountains are pretty darn close too.

The weekend before last, we headed out to the coast for a Family Day that was quite smile worthy.

Northern California Coast

The Northern California coastline is gorgeous!  While I've never been to any kind of tropical beach, I've been to both the East & West coasts and of all the locales I've visited, I just love the northern half of this state's coastline.  I start relaxing before we're even out of the car as the terrain and the air changes.

Waves

This is a no swimming beach, too many rip tides.

No Swimming

But, that didn't stop our fun!


There was chilling and playing in the sand to do.


And digging.  Lots o' digging.


And sand flying (she had more sand than hair on the top of her head by the end of the day!).


One dug a very narrow, uniform hole longer than the arm's length, while the other made some sand angels.


Hubs adventure walked with our boy, several times, seeing what the ocean had washed up.  And in between adventure walks, Hubby grabbed some smooth stones to create stacked sculptures, reminiscent of our dating days when one of our ocean visits treated us to a woman creating these all over the beach.


And me?  I hung out, clicked away with my cameras, looked at the kids' sand creations & holes, picnicked with the fam, got a wee bit obsessed looking at this weathered & worn log, tracing the lines with my eyes, and simply relaxed.

This was the best family beach visit ever.  The kidlets are old enough now that we weren't spending the whole time chasing them or conversely, forced to cop a squat when our arms tired of carrying a baby.  We've always loved our visits to the coast, but now, I think we'll love them even more!

Where do you like to go as a family?  Where do you relax?


Mama’s Losin’ It
Love the Ocean, Dig the Beach recycled and revisited for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop!  Hope you're having fun this summer...we are! :>

6 comments:

  1. I've never been to Northern California, but it sure seems like a lovely place. Your day at the beach sounds like the best kind of day1!

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  2. Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous beach. The beach is our favourite family place to go. Looks like your kids had a lot of fun.

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  3. That was an amazing first picture with that huge rocky coast. Very beautiful. I've only been to the Southern California beaches on the West Coast. I'd love to see the northern ones.

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  4. You captured the day beautifully!

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  5. Really great photos, WOW! My brother lives in SF and I'm in NY...but last time I visited we drove to a spot on the beach that looked just like this. Beautiful!

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  6. We are huge fans of the beach too. Great pix and sounds like you had a lovely time! Hope all is well friend!

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