A Slow Down Day

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Osprey eating his lunch

I'm getting used to visiting the beach in the morning!  There must be something about the sound of the waves and sand between my toes that wakes me up in the morning!  I don't spend long, just enough to breathe deep and put my brain in gear!

On schedule for today is a luncheon at our niece and nephew's home.  Besides the great company and wonderful food, she has a camera lens to die for!  She allowed me to attach it to my camera and set the tripod out on the patio.  Their backyard is a wildlife wonderland!  Deer and small critter abound!  The many bird feeders and bird baths allow the natives to put on a show!  My favorite surprise of the day? - The osprey eating his lunch high up in one of the tall trees!  Snapping away, I got upclose pictures of him dining on his fish!  Her lens and my curiosity led to many pictures!  I've shared a few in this blog.

How About That!

After spending most of the afternoon enjoying the hospitality of family, we decided on one last visit to the beach.  The water was cold, but the hale and hearty jumped in.  My nephew tried his hand (or feet) at skim boarding.  From the pictures, you can see his first attempts and pretty successful at that!  We chased the sand crabs, walk up and down the beach, and finally watched a beautiful sunset!  Wonderful - start your day on the beach, and end it with a sunset on the beach!

It will be flying back home tomorrow!  We've all had a great time in the Virginia Beach "Hilton."  As always, we pack a lot of activities, sights, and memories in a little time!  But it is all worth the time! 

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Osprey eating his lunch
Osprey eating his lunch
How About That!
How About That!
Just learning!
Just learning!
Posing for me!
Posing for me!
Hello Mr. Osprey
Hello Mr. Osprey
See the fish under the talons
See the fish under the talons
Our private beach get away
Our private beach get away
Looking the other direction on our…
Looking the other direction on ou…
Skim Boarding
Skim Boarding
Waves Crashing In
Waves Crashing In
Serenity!
Serenity!
Hello!
Hello!
The sun setting on a wonderful bea…
The sun setting on a wonderful be…
Gazing off into the ocean
Gazing off into the ocean
Look Who Came To Visit
Look Who Came To Visit
Can I Join?
Can I Join?
Sunset
Sunset