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Beach Bliss in The Florida Sunshine

Beach Bliss in The Florida Sunshine

The beach isn’t really our scene. I grew up on the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, but the ocean was a way to earn an income, not a playground. Curtis grew up in the prairies of rural Alberta and Saskatchewan. He never learned to love the life that the ocean created.

Suntanning isn’t our idea of a good time, but the ocean is life, it’s ebb and flow creating an endless cycle, which can be representative of so many other things in life. The ocean comes with a certain amount of intrigue that will always keep calling me back.

We spent so much time in Florida that it was nearly impossible to avoid spending a little time on the beach. We even bought skimboards to help us enjoy beach life a little more.

First day of Skimboarding

First day of Skimboarding

We gave a solid attempt at learning to skimboard. After bruises, bloody shins and sand rash, we sold our boards just before leaving Florida. I think we’ll stick to snowboards for now.

We also got a brilliant idea to bury an exercise ball in the sand and jump on it like a trampoline. Probably not the smartest idea, but it was fun.

We bought boogie boards for our niece and nephew when they came to visit us. It was a ton of fun. We recommend buying a slightly more expensive version rather than the cheapest you can find. The cheap ones don’t seem to ride a wave very well.

Boogie boarding

Our nephew boogie boarding

Boogie boarding

Boogie boarding

Boogie boarding

Mom and nephew boogie boarding

Handstands and back handsprings must be done everywhere I go. It keeps me young 🙂

Handstand

Handstand

Back handspring

Back handspring

Sunset walks were among our favorite part of being at the beach.

Sunset walk

Sunset walk

Melbourne Beach

Not a sunset walk

We’ve found that the beaches here on the east coast of Florida are more for splashing around in the waves rather than swimming. The surf seems fairly rough to simply swim in. Frolicking in the waves is a must.

Melbourne Beach

Splash!

Melbourne Beach

More splashing

Melbourne Beach

And more splashing

We loved watching the birds hunt for food as well. Earth is home to some incredibly smart creatures.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

White Ibis

White Ibis

Pelican

Pelican

So, next time you’re at the beach, don’t forget your sunscreen!

…Build a castle in the sand…

…and enjoy the water!

Jill Patterson
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Jill Patterson

Adventure seeker | Travel Agent at Chasing Adventure Travel
Adventure is for everyone!

Jill is the founder, writer, photographer and travel agent at Chasing Adventure Travel. An adventure travel blog that has morphed into a travel agency, specializing in Active and Adventurous Travels.

Jill has traveled worldwide and spent almost 2 years traveling continuously with her husband. She has traveled to resorts, crossed an ocean on a cruise ship, motorcycled multiple times around Europe and experienced self-guided long term travel.

~ Dreamer, doer and energetic go-getter. Curiosity has inspired adventurous world travel. Imagination is everything ~

*Chasing Adventure Travel is in affiliation with Nexion Canada.
Jill Patterson
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Jill Patterson
Adventure is for everyone! Jill is the founder, writer, photographer and travel agent at Chasing Adventure Travel. An adventure travel blog that has morphed into a travel agency, specializing in Active and Adventurous Travels. Jill has traveled worldwide and spent almost 2 years traveling continuously with her husband. She has traveled to resorts, crossed an ocean on a cruise ship, motorcycled multiple times around Europe and experienced self-guided long term travel. ~ Dreamer, doer and energetic go-getter. Curiosity has inspired adventurous world travel. Imagination is everything ~ *Chasing Adventure Travel is in affiliation with Nexion Canada.

1 Comment

  1. Mahesh 2 years ago

    Wow .. the beach and photographs are a bliss to the eyes …. I have read many of your blog posts …. awesome …
    If you happen to be in India, be my guest 🙂
    Warm regards from India.
    Mahesh

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