The beach is perfect: Crowds are gone home. Now it’s my time to explore.
Dogs aren’t allowed on the beaches during tourist season so soon my dogs can enjoy the beach again.
Happy Trails Donna George
Go to the ocean. All else can wait. Everything will be there waiting for you when you get back.
How can you resist the call of the sea? Where is the will power to stay home and do laundry or anything? It’s a call hard to ignore. Have you heard it before?
There’s no regret once you arrive. It’s worth it!
And don’t worry over the weather forecast, they are wrong most of the time. And besides, if it rains you won’t melt :)).
If you get too hot there’s always the pier. A delightful spot to find some shade. Before you settle down on the beach, look first for a nearby pier and get closeby. The piers make for an interesting place to watch the different goings on, fishing etc.
Lie back and take a nap.
Don’t forget your flops! The sand is super hot, so be kind to your feet.
Make friends with the seagulls. They are beautiful, friendly creatures and will gladly come and visit. They love to eat food from outstretched arms. No fears, they don’t bite.
If you enjoy people watching there’s plenty here to entertain yourself… People are sleeping, others quietly reading, many talking, and everyones enjoying themselves mostly simply relaxing.
For me, it’s all about swimming. July is the perfect month for ocean swimming. The water feels like cool, liquid velvet swallowing your skin.
As the roll of the tide tosses you about to and fro, swimming parallel to the shore makes riding the waves smoother, and easier.
Experiencing “big blue” creates a state of calmness, openness, peacefulness and a great depth of happiness, often referred to as “the happy place”.
A blue mind. Do you have one?
To stand in front of the ocean and watch the waves crash against the shore, and to feel the sand tug under your feet is to fully know that you’re alive.
And this is the place that binds the soul by captivity with ocean forever. A relationship is formed that’s forever loyal, and dedicated to a certain kind of serenity not found anywhere else on the earth.
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.
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Happy trails Donna George
As the temps outside continue to rise, so will the need to increase fluids in your body. Feeling thirsty is usually an indication you are already dehydrated and have lost 1 percent of your body fluids. Fatigue feelings and cardiovascular issues can happen with only 2 percent loss of fluids. So use the heat as your inspiration to indulge on delicious fruits and introduce yourself to the gigantic, growing world of water options.
Lemon water during the day and the sparkling at night works for me. Give the orange sparkling a try if you’re looking for a new flavor, its delicious! Go ahead and drink up…
Keep an open mind, experience new things and enjoy the summer!
Meet my Dad. Let me tell you why he is special. His name is Samuel MIlliken, better known as Sam. And he is Irish. He is the first man I ever loved – and still do. He loves his family more than anything else in his life.
He always worked hard. Some of the places he’s worked are Southport Nuclear Plant, Sunny Point Military Terminal, drove boats in the ocean and owns a seafood market.
Dad loves to build things, carpentry and such.He loves to fish, sing karaoke, spend time in church and socialize with others.
He loves for his family to be with him. He loves the scriptures and spiritual books. Dad taught me the importance of faith as a cornerstone in your life.
He loves sugary, sweet foods that his diabetes won’t allow, and on occasion sneaks a bite. And boy does he love sweat tea.
His favorite saying is “Shine you say”. You see, he has a big sense of humor. He likes to make people feel at ease…
My favorite things about my Dad is his gentleness, simplicity and his wisdom. And I always know he’ll have a pocketful of sunshine if I need inspiration.
What a blessing to have a great Dad in my life who made me shine on the inside and told me I was beautiful on the outside.
I love you today and forever❤️. You are the best!
Happy Fathers Day❤️
Counting the ways to love the ocean.
Sea lover, ocean baby, surfer girl, water girl, wave rider, sea shepherd, life guard, sunbather, hippie chick, naturelust, wanderlust, fisherman, mermaid, water splasher, sand castle enthusiast, writer, photographer, pier lovers, outdoorsy, the ones who prefers bare feet. Water sport enthusiasts, shell collectors, deep thinkers, peace makers… Who are you?
A Thalassophile too, perhaps?