Posted by Jody on July 3, 2016
Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, Florida
“And forever in peace may you wave.”
~You’re a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan
About the photo:
The Pier was originally built in 1966 for $133,877. It was destroyed in July of 1981 by the “No Name Storm”. Rebuilding took place in 1984 with Greenhart lumber from South America, the only place in the world to purchase this wood. It did not have to be treated, nor did it shrink, because it was grown in the swamps. In February 2004, the Pier was totally removed. The construction of the current Pier cost $1.75 million dollars, and the money was raised by a municipal bond (recreational). The decking of the Pier is now made of plastic wood fiber composite, is built to withstand a category 4 hurricane, and has a projected life span of at least 50 years.The Pier is 720 ft long (219.45 meters), 22 ft wide, and the height is 20’ feet (6.096 meters). Water depth at the end averages 16 ½ feet (5.03 meters). The Pier is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, with free admission, and no fishing license is required. Papa’s Bait Shop is located midway down the Pier and is open 7 days a week at 6:30 AM. Source: Venice Fishing Pier
Have a fabulous, fun, and safe July Fourth!
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Posted by Jody on June 1, 2016
Feeling the Love on Harrison County Sand Beach, Mississippi
San Carlos Bay
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Posted by Jody on October 23, 2015
Tijuana Slough Beach
A Closer Look
Such a shame.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Careful.”
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Posted by Jody on October 23, 2015
Running is a Popular Activity on Coronado’s Central Beach
If you’re a beach lover visiting the San Diego area, Coronado Beach certainly needs to be on your “to-do” list! Better yet, make Coronado your destination and have San Diego be the extra thing “to-do.” Coronado Central Beach is one of the most spectacularly wide stretches of soft golden sand we’ve ever visited. It’s definitely worth the trip. And that trip gets even better if you take the 15-minute Coronado Ferry ride across the bay from San Diego’s Broadway Pier.
Coronado’s pristine Central Beach lies along Ocean Boulevard where you just might find free parking – if you don’t choose the ferry ride. You’ll have to be an early bird (or just really, really lucky) to get a nearby parking spot on the weekend. Public restrooms are available and helpful, friendly lifeguards are on duty into the evening hours.
Picture Perfect October Day
Coronado’s Beach Chair Program
Beach accessible wheelchairs are available to the public, free of charge, at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.
Blue Skies and Perfect Temps
Looking West from The Hotel Del
The Sandcastle Man Was Here!
The Perfect Day on Coronado’s Beach
Coronado Beach is a great family beach. Even Fido is welcome at the far north end of the strand.
The Hotel del Coronado
Coronado’s Glorious Wide Sand Beach
It’s no wonder Dr. Beach proclaimed Coronado Beach “America’s Best Beach” in 2012!
We joined a few folks who were busy tide pooling at the riprap in front of “The Del” during low tide. Little bitty sand dollars were the prized beach treasures on this absolutely gorgeous October day.
~~~ Have a great day at the beach! ~~~
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Posted by Jody on July 13, 2015
Pastel Clouds at Sunrise, Orange Beach, Alabama
“There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one”
~Harry Chapin, Flowers Are Red
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Posted by Jody on June 5, 2014
Ecola State Park, Oregon Coast
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
~Jacques Yves Cousteau
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Posted by Jody on May 21, 2014
Orange Beach, Alabama
♫ Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine.
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about,
I feel good, in a special way.
I’m in love and it’s a sunny day. ♫
~Lyrics by John Lennon, Paul McCartney
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Posted by Jody on May 2, 2014
Calico Scallops from Sanibel Island, Florida
Queen Emma Lily at the Hilton Lagoon, Waikiki
Pretty Pink Webbed Feet at Santa Cruz
Tidepool Pink at Cabrillo National Monument
Hawaiian Holiday ~ Plumeria in Bloom
Perpetual Motion in Pink
Redondo Beach Ice Plants
Pink Cheeks Under a Pink Sunhat
Pink Sunrise at Bandon Beach, Oregon
Click on any photo to enlarge and scroll through ~~~
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” ~Audrey Hepburn
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