Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Beautiful Beach

The kiddos and I are staying with friends at their beach house in San Destin, Fl. this week. My hubby was unable to come, because he is at youth missions camp. We wish he were with us.

Today we went to a different beach than we usually go to when we are here. This one is part of a state park. We had such a great experience there.

When we arrived at the beach, we were the only people on this long stretch of beach. As a result, we were able to see some great wildlife up close and personal. The water remained shallow for a good distance away from the shore allowing us to see fish, jellyfish, stingrays, dolphins and even a shark. All of these animals were close enough for us to notice and observe which was so amazing to us. We also saw seagulls (of course) and pelicans. We caught hermit crabs and sand crabs and chased a few of the larger crabs. We combed the shore for driftwood and shells. We built sandcastles, rode/jumped the waves and just sat and enjoyed the day.

I especially loved how natural the view was. The view was unimpeded by hotels or other buildings. As a result, we were able to see the emerald color of the water contrasted by the blue hues of the sky and the white of the clouds and the sand dunes. It was spectacular beauty! What a great reminder of God's awesome power and creativity. I love being in the great outdoors that He created!

(I would have LOVED to have had my camera with me today, but I was afraid of the sand and water getting in it and damaging it.)


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Oh, how COOL! I love marine wildlife, but I don't know if I'd love getting in the water after seeing a shark! Yikes.

Jenn said...

What gorgeous sand and water! I have never been to a beach that was not covered in rocks and jelly fish. I hope in Savannah and Hilton Head I will see a beach like this.

How did I get so behind on your blog!?