Greetings from the white powder beaches along Highway 30A in Northwest Florida.
My sweetie and I discovered there’s a lot to be said for a beach vacation when it’s cold in these parts. Our adventure-led spirits bundled themselves up in several layers of clothes (we didn’t pack bulky coats), added scarves and headgear and took to the beach.
Our first few days were very private. We spent much more time inside looking at the beach since it was cold
Fine by me. Naps, hours of reading, some writing for me and eating junk food were just right to begin the new year.
Our last three full days were abundant with sun, although it was still pretty chilly. That just meant we had more of Seagrove, Mexico, WindMark, Seaside and Grayton beaches to ourselves.
In honor of the new year and because folks are returning to work this week and possibly already counting the days until their vacation, here are some beach quotes to help with both work and waiting.
My life is like a stroll on the beach . . . As near to the edge as I can go. –– Henry David Thoreau
Live in the sunshine, swing the sea, drink the wild air. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
The care for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. — Isak Dinesen
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. — Robert Wyland
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. — Kahlil Gibran
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. — Mother Teresa
The sea is as near we come to another world. — Anne Stevenson
He that will learn to pray, let him go to the sea. — George Herbert
The ocean is a central image. It is the synbolism of a great journey. — Enya
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. — Jacques Costeau
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy or too impatient. One should be empty, open, choice less as a beach – waiting for the sea. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always ourselves we find in the sea. — William Stafford
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. — Jeanne Moreau