We went on our annual pilgrimage to the beach again this year. Again, it was absolutely wonderful.
It had been pretty foggy in these parts, so we were worried that the beach would be completely fogged in. (We live about 20 minutes inland and there were some days that the fog was dense here).
As we drove north, we watched the temperature drop from low 80s to the high 60s. We drove through a bank of fog, and I couldn’t help but think that my beach vacation was going to be foggy and cold.
I exited the freeway and started driving towards our beach house (we rent it, but I really wish we owned it for more than a week a year). All of a sudden, it’s like the heavens opened up.
Fog was surrounding us, but once we got to our house, the sun was shining and it was warm! This particular area of the beach sits in a cove and it seems to kick out all the fog that smothers the rest of the beaches. You can see the fog for miles, but it doesn’t hang over our little blue house.
The fog surrounded us, but never touched us!
Our trip was wonderful. Our last day was a little dicey and some stuff came to a head that we are dealing with now, but a shit day ended up with good coming out of it. I’ll share more when more progress is made on the topic.
Enjoy the pictures!
digging for sand crabs
the many sides of Ally. The girl doesn’t take a bad picture…
except this one…don’t get in the way of a girl and her ice cream!
a dead crab we found on the beach. He was missing a few legs.
some of our ocean treasures…3 shark egg sacs (pretty cool!), a lobster head, a seagull skull, a few crabs, some shells, and some lobster legs.
The Family Shea- 2013
3 generations of Shea men in the water. They are all built exactly the same!
no pictures please!
long days at the beach make for a good night’s sleep!
Who doesn’t love s’mores?
Ally learned how to boogie board this year!
This dolphin was about 20 yards from shore
Ally’s favorite past time…jumping over waves
We love Aunt Cyndi!
Nope- it doesn’t suck.
Ally enjoying the view one overcast morning.
Eric watched some older boys skim board, so now he thinks he can do that on a boogie board. This is his version.
Kayaking with a friend and her 8 year old daughter. We were stuck in some kind of current so we ended up heading back in. Keep in mind there are a deck full of people watching this all occur…
Coming in smooth…
…and we crash landed (totally meant to do that!)
We were scored a 3, but I think we all landed our back flips well and should at least be given a few mercy points for A. not losing our sunglasses in the ocean, and B. not losing the 8 year old in the ocean.
My successful ride earlier in the day with my father in law.
Our last 5 minutes at the beach house. Eric’s crying and Ally refused to get in the picture. They both cried in the car for about 10 minutes after we left.