Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oceanfront



The location of our house is like having a front row seat to one of the greatest shows on earth. It would seem that the view would be pretty much the same from day to day. But depending on the day or the time of day, the ocean seems to put on a different face. In the mornings, it is deep blue and the sun glistens and sparkles on the surface. Sometimes it is gray, somber and brooding. By the afternoon the waves are rolling in, dancing on the shore. Our evening walks are noisy as the waves, by this time, are rushing in, one row barely breaking before the next comes in, crashing upon the first.

One morning, we sat at the table having breakfast and a school of dolphins swam along the shore, cavorting and playing, chasing a kayaker out for a morning workout. This evening, a group of surfers were parasailing down the shoreline, putting on a show for us while we ate dinner. And we are not spared the commercials because during the day, small aircraft pull signs that advertise everything from insurance to happy hour to gamblers' anonymous meetings.

No matter how much time the kids spend swimming during the day, they end up in the water in the evenings when we go for walks on the beach and look for shells.





12 comments:

Becky said...

Just lovely. And I think I detect a little sunburn.

Sarah said...

It sounds perfect. Soak in the sun, enjoy the laughter, drink in God's beauty. What an amazing display of his awesome creation.

Bee Jay said...

How absolutely wonderful to live so close to the ocean. Until I was married I lived at a coastal suburb where we got a glimpse of the sea but in reality it was only about 15 minutes walk to the beach. Now that we are 42 kms inland we rarely get to even glimpse the ocean in reality (except for last Sunday when we went whale watching - I'll update my blog in the next day or so). It's always been a dream of mine to be able to retire close to the beach but I fear that will never eventuate - oh well I can continue to dream can't I? Blessings!

BClark said...

I do miss the ocean out here in the midst of the corn and soy fields. I grew up on the East coast and have always been near the ocean. I miss the sound and smell of it and the ever changing vistas. Any time of day it is different. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing.

Jen said...

I just love it...no matter if the sun is out or in the beach is such a nice place to be....savor it.

Susanne said...

I love the sound of the waves when they're breaking one on top of the other. Only heard it once in my whole life but would someday love to hear it again.

Trailboss said...

Just gorgeous! I am so happy yall are having a great time.

gail@more than a song said...

I love your description of the ocean and waves Karen! Family, friends, lots of beach time....sounds really nice. Such a pretty place!

diana said...

the house and the beach look and sound so lovely. what a fantastic place to stay and enjoy.

Kim said...

What an absolutely lovely vacation. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my time then at the ocean with my kids and family. Have fun!
*smiles*
Kim

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Sounds heavenly! I love the sound of the waves :)

Bill said...

NICE!!! Isn't being by the ocean rejuvenating?