Sunday, May 30, 2010

8am at the ocean

This morning, Kylie and I were at the ocean at 8am. She ate her breakfast of cheerios and fruit while sitting in her stroller as I pushed her to the beach.

There are many ramps and entrance points along Atlantic Beach. We are so lucky in that our nearest access point has a handicap ramp. I thought that there would be stairs and that I would have to get a bicycle lock and leave the stroller. But instead, I get to push the stroller all the way to the ocean's edge.

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This morning, the tide was in. We got to meet this little creature. If that's not a jellyfish, someone please tell me what it is. And while you are at it, let me know of any jellyfish sting remedies in case one of us gets stung.
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Little Kylie ran her legs off. I shot with the camera for just a few minutes and then jumped in and played with her.
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This is what the beach looks like at 8am on a holiday weekend. A bit busy but filled with lovely people who wave as they jog by or let Kylie pet their dogs or simply smile at me as Kylie runs by them.
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This is what the same picture looks like with a groovy, one-click Lightroom action called Dramatic Ocean. I've always wanted to use it and now I can!
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Fun, fun, fun!

10 comments:

Tracey said...

Those pictures are great and I LOVE the edit on the one at the end! :0)

Caroline said...

Has it sunk it yet that you actually live there and aren't on vacation?

It shows in your posts how happy you are.

Caroline said...

*it=in

Teaberry said...

Totally awesome! How wonderful to live so close to the ocean!!

Jane said...

What an amazing place to live sun, sand and ocean - a great place for Kylie to grow up in...

M said...

just wonderful!!! I think you all have a better quality of life now. This is my dream. I can´t imagine my kids growing up close to the beach. :-( keep on posting.

Louise said...

Biology teacher here...from your picture, your 'jellyfish' looks a like a Portuguese Man-of-War. I would need to see more pics to be sure.

They can be found in Florida. More photos and info on dealing with stings can be found here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_man_of_war

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the beach...what a fabulous place to live! Your pictures are so full of sunshine and happiness!

Kirsten said...

I would also say its a p.m.o.w. I lived in florida and saw them from time to time. There tend to be seasons when the come in closer to shore.
It's great that you live so close to the beach!

Michelle said...

Jelly Fish remedy- BAKING SODA! :)

LuAnn said...

I haved lived near a beach on the atlantic most of my life - that is a man o war and can sting the mess out of you - leaves a large welt - don't touch it or throw anything at it - my brother popped one and the goo caused a scar on my stomach. Best to keep meat tenderizer or vinegar in your beach bag. Have fun its a great place to grow up!