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The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
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Photos along the Beach AND Videos

After all the rains, I just HAD to get out of the house once there wasn't much of a threat of another storm....

I walked along the Packery Channel [a boat channel to reach the open seas, the Gulf] Saturday morning. Once I stopped at the end of the jetty, I pulled out my phone and recorded some wave action. If you'd like to listen to the surf, have your volume up on your speakers!



VIDEO 1 link

...another short video of 4 pelicans at the beginning as I recorded a 2nd time:



VIDEO 2 link



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I walked the entire channel from the island highway parking lot to the end, then turned around and headed to the sandy beach. Along the way, this is what I saw.  There are boaters, fishermen, a surfing class, egrets, terns, herons, breaking waves, railroad vine [pink morning glories], mexican squirrel, fencing, elevated boardwalks, and an abandoned trainer bicycle...




...I  only walked about 3 1/2 miles just to make sure I didn't get soaked with oncoming storms...but, once home and photos were resized for blog, heavy rains poured down once again. On June 1st Hurricane Season began for the United States Gulf, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans...Bonnie, along the Atlantic Coast has been downgraded to a tropical depression now, yet...there is another storm watch issued along the Yucatan of Old Mexico, predicted to head toward the Florida Pennisula...watch it closely!!!


Great Blue Heron - Royal Tern

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  1. I enjoyed hearing the wave action.

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    1. ...thanks, as I enjoyed your bird photos today too.

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  2. glad the rains stopped long enough for you to get out and get some awesome photos.

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    1. It felt good to get out and about. Thanks Ann

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  3. Loved the walk, it could not have been better!!! You really did get some great shots!

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    1. Thanks for coming along Nancy.

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  4. Hope there are no more storms. You got some amazing shots, I love the terns. Oh and enjoyed those two videos, I did turn up the sound!

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    1. Thanks Nora...glad you stopped by.

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  5. I've been wondering about you when I hear about the Texas flooding on the news. Glad you are ok. I loved hearing the waves!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the sound of the surf! Ya, we have had flooding but nothing like Houston!!

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  6. I loved every single photo but I DEARLY loved the videos!!!! I do so wish I could BE there!!! THIS is the next best thing!!!!

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    1. Well, then, I'm glad you dropped in. After a day like YOU had yesterday, a peaceful walk/stroll in your 'go cart' with me is just what you needed. *wink

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  7. it is a rare thing here to hear the gulf like these videos.. i don't go out there when there are storms so what do I know? the videos sound like the beach in Daytona... super shots of birds and boats, my favorite is the bike at the end.

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    1. My first thought was, wonder where the child is for this bike? I bet he/she misses it if it was forgotten.

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  8. Annika I know you were thrilled to stretch your hous bound legs a bit. The rain down your way is relentless!
    BUT LOOK AT THE GREAT PHOTOS,
    Hugs to Winnie and Tahoe
    Madi and Cecilia

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    1. Today, for the first time in weeks, we woke up to a clear sky!! Dunno how long it'll last tho.

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  9. Anni do you like your new name...We gave you above? Lol

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    1. LOL...I've been called worse!

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  10. Hey Hey Hey Anni. I have no longer got your email address, could you mail me at shadow.writes@gmail.com pleez, wanna send you piccies of 'my' nearly-there sea, finally have some, and can't wait to move. Hubby keeps telling me to calm dow. Calm Down? I'm moving to my sanctuary, forest and ocean included, how can I be patient? And that's also my 'I'm sorry for being so absent, lotsa stuff happening' Have a wonderful week *smiles*

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    1. I'm on my way to email you Ms. V

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  11. It's wonderful to go along on these excursions with you, Anni! I enjoyed it all. :-)

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    1. ...only thing lacking is snowfall, and elevation climbing. LOL

      Glad you enjoy them D J

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  12. What a nice pleasure trip and good opportunity to enjoy sea, surf, sand and interesting wildlife PLUS getting a good walk - all into one package! I especially like the elevated boardwalk above the storm fence photo. Angles and shapes and spaces all in one!

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    1. I have always wanted to climb it...but it's posted and I respect that...but I just would dearly love to see the view of the sea from the top. lol

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  13. Appreciate you sharing.

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  14. Sounds that you had a wonderful time!

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    1. It's always a refreshing time on the beach.

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  15. Wonderful shots of the seaside.

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  16. A nice adventure! Wonderful photos too. We are getting very hard rains from Tropical Storm Colin right now.

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    1. ...and you arrive back home, exhausted, and what do you have? RAIN!! Hope your trip was a great time.

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  17. The sound of the waves is filling me with the need to walk by the sea again. Hope the weather remains calm so you can enjoy more of your exhilarating walks.

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    1. Thanks...yes, I ALWAYS enjoy quiet walks along the beach.

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  18. Really like the terns. Looks like a fantastic place to take a walk.

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    1. It is a good place...always birds. And so many different species at different times of year. Thanks Findlay.

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  19. I love the angry looking Terns.

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    1. ...in fact they ALWAYS seem a bit grumpy now that you mention it.

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  20. I can practically smell the salt air and feel the breeze! Wonderful photos. The Mexican squirrel is something I've never seen - so cute. What a nice place to take a walk. Hope you get some sunshine soon! x Karen

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  21. A great series of photos!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks Lea....I'm having a grand week.

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  22. Great mix of photos! (I haven't been taking many bird photos so far this year, so I haven't been over to your challenge site in awhile.)

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    1. Well, loved viewing your robin photos today. Thanks Anne.

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  23. I have walked with you. Thank you so much Anni! I love the sea. I am born in a small village near the sea on a peninsula. So, now I'll listening to your links. Have a Good Day. O and Strong Fences!

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    1. Then, you definitely understand what the feeling is as you walk along the shores!!! Thanks Jedidja.

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  24. the surf was relaxing. those fences get plenty of splash. :) loved the terns.

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    1. Thanks...& thanks for hosting.

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  25. what a great walk and wonderful pictures!

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  26. I wish I lived closer to the ocean...what a perfect place to walk! Love those shore birds! Hugs!

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    1. I was on the beach again this morning. Before it got too hot in the sun.

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  27. Great post. I enjoyed listening to the waves in the videos and watching them too. Some wonderful photos of all the activity you saw on your walk. Nice looking beach fencing and what a pretty morning glory.

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    1. Me too...I love the sound of the surf.

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  28. The weather in so many areas has been bad and scary.... Michelle

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    1. Indeed....thanks for hosting Michelle

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  29. ♫ To every season there is a tern... ♫

    Lovely pics and videos, Anni!
    ~

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the videos....and now for some reason, I have a song on my brain. I'll be humming it all day too, I'm sure.

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