If Found, Please Return To The Beach.

 

Nothing better than going to the beach for sunset. Especially since its been about a month since I’ve been 😦 because of so much school work to do.

 

** Oh and the clothes I’m wearing, “If Found, please return to the beach” T-shirt and the pastel palm tree leggings – keep your eye out for them, I’m going to be launching something awesome.**

 

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My secret spot

Also is my favorite spot. It’s quiet, a few down tress for sitting, trees for shade and sand so soft and white they’re like clouds.

I look forward to walking to this spot every time I’m at the beach. It sits right on the channel of the pass.

Paddle through Whiskey Creek

At John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach, FL they have creek that leads into the intercostal then out to the Atlantic on the west side of the park. The creek is called  Whiskey Creek, and when I lived on the East Coast of Florida my boyfriend and I whenever we had the same days off  we’d take our boards and go paddle Whiskey Creek. My boyfriend would bring his fishing pole and fish because he heard there was good snook finishing back there.

 

 

 

There is a very important thing though when going paddling at whiskey creek, you have to go at high tide and know the tides. When it is low tide in whiskey creek you will have to carry your board the few miles back to where you launched. Other than that it is a very peaceful paddle. The park has an area for those who don’t have their own boards to rent them and to also rent kayaks and canoes. You don’t have to worry about any boats either until the end where the rental area is which is where it opens to the intercostal. Right at that section a lot of boats will anchor and hang out on the small beach in the creek.

You paddle through the mangroves and you’ll come across lots on conch, mullet, and a bunch of other marine life that resides in the mangroves and creek. If your ever in the Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale area you should check it out. The beach at John Lloyd is great too, and at the very end of the park they have a long fishing jetty thats great to walk out on. Sometimes you’ll see some cool marine life like nurse sharks, eagle rays, parrot fish and a bunch of other marine life that love jetties. I’ll talk about the Jetties in another post, since I have a million pictures there. 🙂

Take Me To Nirvana

Gloomy day gave a cloudy sunset, but it was still a beautiful sunset with all the hues of blue and light pinks.

Sunsets and mediation are my favorite combination. And Spiritual Gangster makes some of my favorite yoga clothing and I’m obsessed with with this shirt “Take me to nirvana” by them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DREAMING OF THE KEYS

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I’m writing this post as I currently dream of the keys.  The Florida Keys is by far my favorite escape. I would go every summer in middle school and then through out high school. In middle school I went to Seacamp, an 18 day camp that is all about teaching those who attend about marine life and exploring the oceans and protecting out oceans and marine life. This camp is what fueled my love for the ocean, for sharks(especially swimming in the shark pond) and most importantly the importance of protecting our beautiful oceans and marine life.IMG_1886

My soul is craving a trip back. To swim in the crystal blue waters, the colorful reefs, the island feel, the feeling of having no worries, the atmosphere of Duval Street, the history and the picture perfect sunsets.

I will get back there in a few months, I’ve promised myself that.

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The Florida Keys, has taught me the importance of letting things go that burden us and letting our soul be free. Do what makes us happy.

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My favorite reef is Looe Key, its off of Big Pine Key.  Its a national marine sanctuary and I believe it is a must see. It is beautiful. I wish I had photos from my Seacamp days to share with you…so this just means I MUST go back soon so I can write a post on it. Looe key is where I really truly fell in love with sharks, swimming along with reef sharks gracefully gliding through the waters.

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Some of my favorites in the Keys is – Mangrove Mama’s Restaurant, Bahia Honda, Fury Cat, Mallory Square, Looe Key, Island Grill in Islamorada, Seacamp and so many more!

So here’s some pictures from some past trips in Keys.

*Stay tuned for more posts about the keys, ocean, living the salty life, ocean conservation, sharks, and more*

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Below 50 Degrees & At The Beach

Well a cold front came through and I woke up to it being 42 degrees outside and super windy. I debated for a good hour whether or not to go walk and meditate on the beach and freeze.

Well it wasnt hard to convince myself to go, so I went. I got to the beach and of course maybe 3 Florida cars in the parking lot and the rest out-of-state, once you got on the beach you could totally tell who were the “snowbirds”. As soon as I parked and got out of my car, I could hear the waves crashing on the shore. The oceans roar was loud yet so peaceful and calming to listen to.

It was so peaceful, I didn’t even do my full walk. I walked about 3/4 of mile down and walked up to a dry spot and started to take in the scenery and meditate. The sound of the waves were so calming, I got lost in meditation. I only planned to go to the beach for 35/40 minutes because of my finals but I ended up staying for almost 2 hours…it happens a lot. Sitting there watching the waves crash against the shore, barely any one on the beach, it was pure bliss. I might of been freezing but I didn’t mind.

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“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”

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After the beach, it was time to hit the books. Finals are coming fast. I spent the afternoon too prepping for an interview tomorrow(fingers crossed). Leaving the beach, I thought  I was escaping the cold…but nope I didnt. I got home and it was freezing in my house. The AC was on 80 degrees but it wasn’t budging a degree over 61. My mom came home and found my bundled up with a scarf, fuzzy socks, leggings and a long sleve…after her quick uhhh what are you doing look, I quickly said to her my Floridian blood can’t take this cold. IMG_51510F599AE7-1

I even did my favorite face mask, to refresh my skin since this cold weather is super harsh on the skin. They are the best masks ever. I’ll post a post about them along with some other things one day soon.

 

 

 

Now I’m off to sleep, my Aussie is snoring away and time to get well rested to be prepared for the interview and studying.

Peace & Love,
TB


Low tides and finals

 

 

 

Finals are approaching fast, so I decided to make my morning walk on the beach shorter than usual. Usually I’ll go walk and sit somewhere(usually a somewhat shady spot on a fallen palm tree trunk) for about 30 minutes or so, reflect and concentrate on my breathing and then walk back.

But with finals around the corner, I couldn’t spend along time there. So I went down to my usual spot, stopped for a few minutes, breathed and took in the scenery and then headed back. It was low tide, the lowest I’ve seen it in a while.  But on my way back I came across an area that was full of sand dollars, baby ones as a matter of fact. All still alive and crawling in my hand. I took photos of them and then  placed them back in the water where they belong.

Above are some photos from the day. 🙂

 

 

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