The beach.

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The path leading to the beach.

Sorry it took so long for me to get back about the beaches.

Behind the house that we are renting, there is a paved path that leads directly to the beaches. It cuts behind all of the other homes in this area and is about 400 yards long. But I actually think its a bit less. Like I said before, this area is pretty packed full of rental homes. I was amazed at the asking price for some of them that are for sale. Our rental unit is actually up for sale, all for the bargain price of 2.1 million American dollars. And then four houses down, there is one going for 6.4 million. Outrageous.

Anyway, back to the beach. When we set off for the beach, it was sunny and warm. By the time we arrived, about 10 minutes later, it was windy and overcast.

Sand dunes.
The beach itself wasn't too impressive. Rather small actually, since I am use to the amount sand and space you get on a Florida beach. From the surfline, the beach was not even fourty yards. The water was COLD. Damn cold to be exact. You can definitely tell you are not in warm Florida waters :-) The surf was extremely rough, but I figured this was from the storm that is nearing us. I've been told that there are days when the ocean is as flat as a pancake. But today, it was a surfer's dream. Little surfer kids are so cute. But there was a rip warning out, most just boogie boarded.  Reminds me of growing up in South Florida. Well because of the rough surf there was no swimming allowed. The rip tides were pretty bad.

Homes along the beaches are built right up to the sand dunes.

Off to the beach we go.
And because of this, you aren't allowed to walk along the dunes. Since apparently here, if you owned the property, you owned the connecting section of the beach too. Therefore most of it was private property. I am sure there are areas of the beaches up here that aren't too congested. But this section where we were was very...."unwelcoming".

For being a beach town, you'd figure most of the peeps would be mildly tanned. But nope, I though I was on a beach in England judging by the number of ghostly pale people around. Our little group, since most of us are from Florida stood out like a sore thumb :-) But then it kicked in. Who visits beach towns but mostly tourist.

Well, it seems that you are allowed to surf fish on these beaches. Now, if you have never done this, surf fishing is pretty relaxing. You bring your gear, pick a spot and set up. Just toss the line as far into the surf as you can and then wait. But I can't imagine what there was possibly to catch on a rough day like this.

Well I'll try to explore more of this town tonight. Will post the pictures of the beaches as soon as I can. Peace.

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The path leading to the beach.
The path leading to the beach.
Sand dunes.
Sand dunes.
Off to the beach we go.
Off to the beach we go.
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Peter helping out with the sand c…
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He is way too anal about this stu…
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Amelia was having a blast.
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View of the beach. The water was …
Cute picture of Amelia.
Cute picture of Amelia.
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