Coastal Time

Okay, until I gain some confidence with the photo-publishing/copyrighted images bit, I’m putting on some of my own (actually my family members’) coastal shots.  Just a quick journey to several of the coasts I’ve visited. These generate lots of purring!

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The California coast. A bit rocky, but the water is gorgeous!

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Pelicans are my favorite coastal animal. Not the most attractive in the face, but incredible to watch in the air and in the water – powerful, elegant. I guess their look makes them a bit comical, not taking themselves too seriously – I like the dichotomy. They always seem to fly over as we arrive at the coast and welcome us. I also love the docks and harbors – with boats, wooden pilings and ladders, ropes.

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Dunes and sandy paths….this is the northern coast of France – Normandy Beach, to be exact. I was surprised to learn that that was just the Allied code name. I couldn’t find the French name for the beach itself. But the nearby French hamlets have much more picturesque names than we used – Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes, Vierville-sur-Mer,  Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. Who could believe this idyllic place was the site of such a horrific battle?

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And I never would have believed the water of the English Channel was this blue. Very beautiful… and very cold.

Beach & Dunes

My sentimental favorite coast – the Third Coast, some call it.  Not the most beautiful in the eyes of some but the home of my true esprit.

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Finally, a sunset on my favorite coast.

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5 thoughts on “Coastal Time

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  2. DaisyGirl

    These are beautiful. The only coast I have actually been on was in San Diego. Every time I see a marina, as in the second picture, I am reminded of it. And pelicans really are a bit ugly, aren’t they?

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    1. justmepurring Post author

      Yes, I’m afraid pelicans have a face only a mother pelican could love. But as I said they are incredible in motion, and for some completely inexplicable reason, have become something of a totem for me. Haven’t seen southern California beaches, but it’s on my list of “to see” places.

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