“It’s a beautiful day on the island. The sun is shining. The sea birds are singing a melodious tune. The fresh, sweet aroma of the ocean is drifting in the air. It’s easy to feel tranquil here.” -Steve Ludwigs
And this, my friends, sums up 13 of a 17 day stretch in July. Apparently I’m not the only one who feels that undeniable sense of urgency to rush for the shore upon occasion…
3 different beaches in 3 different states. 3 lighthouses. 3 incredible fun groups of people. 3 different dolphin sightings. 2 off shore fishing trips. 1 ferry ride. Countless applications of sunscreen. Innumerable waves. Too many brazen seagulls. (Seriously they swooped in and stole a sandwich out of my friend’s hand on one occasion) So many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.1 awesome group of family and friends who changed their vacation match my work schedule.
I can’t help but fall a little more in love with the Creator every time I spend time at the water. Somehow these Works of His Fingers speak peace to my soul in a way that’s different from the beauty inland. Praise Him!
-1 thankful Kendra.
And so- here is a brief pic journey:
One of the girls wrote this to the tune of “We Three Kings” I thought it was too cute not to share. This was a group of schoolteachers…
We young ladies from ‘Ginia are
Dreaming of being on a quiet sand bar
Waves and Ocean, sand and motion
Calling us from afar!
chorus: Oh, beach of sand dunes! Beach of cheer!
Beach with ocean breezes clear!
Seaward calling (We’re not stalling
Seeking oceanside so dear!)
It is calling us all to stop
Swiftly this moment and thoroughly drop
Books and garbish, pens and rubbish
All that burst our tops!
chorus: Oh, how peaceful the waves that play,
Washing the seashore every day
Gulls and seashells, clouds and kitetails,
Chasing our stress away!