I met my good friend Geoff in Guayaquil after leaving Baños, and since then have continued to have a blast on this magnificent country.
After spending a night at Philippe’s in Guayaquil, Geoff and I split a taxi with two girls to Montañita. We got there on the right or wrong day depending on your taste. It was Saturday and there was a big party/rave from 2pm to 8am. We checked into the first hotel we came across for $35. Two beds and private bath. Ate some delicious seafood and Calzones y Mas, one my favorite places in Montañita. Not too long after this did we go to this crazy party… Long story short I went to sleep at 6am.
The next morning we ate some fresh fruit and took a bus up to Santa Marianita. This is a tiny fishing town near the large coastal city of Manta. We stayed at Hotel Marianita, one of three places to stay in town. It was perfect. Geoff and I had a private cabana with four beds, directv, breakfast, etc for $65 a night. I HIGHLY recommend this place. It’s super quiet, right in the beach, and the owners are wonderful. If tranquility is what you seek (I definitely did after another day in Montañita), this is a great place to be. Miles of beach to yourself… And lots of kiteboarding.
Nice shot, wish we were there right now!
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This picture was taken yesterday in the glorious Florida sunshine at Lido Beach, FL. A group of four girlfriends did a little getaway just for a night to Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel on the beach in Sarasota. Weather was perfect and I decided to include the cabana as a frame to show our view….came out great!
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That really did turn out great!
This was taken on November 9, 2013 on the beach on a lovely Saturday morning. Some of the sunniest days in San Diego are in the wintertime. Our spring and summers are frequently overcast with what we call “May Gray” and “June Gloom,” so we take in as much sunshine as we can get in the fall and winter.
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Touted as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia (if not, the world), my first ever visit to this beach paradise is nothing short of wonderful.
The powdery white sand, clear blue waters and the fantastic sunny weather was as welcoming as the warmth of the people living there.
Swimming was only secondary to the plethora of things that I did, which included islang hopping, snorkeling, boating and just lounging around, enjoying the beauty of nature.
Here is a photo of the blue seas and the complementary white sand, inviting you to come over and visit the place, too!
Nice shots, sure looks beautiful!
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University life here in Isla Vista is three things: chilled, beachy and friendly. It’s also a town taken over by students between 18-25 years which makes things rather interesting… Ultimately though Jack Johnson’s album Bushfire Fiarytales embodies this place completely (unsurprising since the album was inspired by this place) which makes me want to take up guitar!
More specifically though my week has been like a holiday – with birthday parties each night, live music on every corner, trips to the beach, eating bagels and pita’s (plus a food festival), dinner parties, board games, video games, chilling, and lots of beer and wine. But all of this has been done with the nicest people, my roommates
Looking pretty happy!
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With such fine weather and on such beautiful beach, I could not ask for more.
I think it is also true to the local children. They never ask more than they need. They just laugh, play and enjoy.
Wonderful shots, children are the best!
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My feet and I had been traveling in the Caribbean for several weeks for Island Windjammers, Inc. attending to the annual drydocking of our ships in St Vincent and Trinidad, but finally, on the last Sunday of September I decided to give my feet a beach break before our flight home on Monday. So, here are my toes enjoying some relaxation at beautiful Grand Anse Beach on the island of Grenada. My feet were very happy to be floating and not standing … and there is nothing like having your feet in the water and your, um, backside in the sand on a sparkling sunny day!
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I spent the whole day believing that it was Friday yesterday. I don’t know if it was because my boss left to Mexico for summer vacation or just because I needed the week to be over so badly. I had the typical Friday excitement where you find yourself looking at your watch every 5 minutes and making 100 plans at a time.
However, I woke up from my ‘happy bubble’ when I heard one of my coworkers say the horrible words ‘Bye guys! See you tomorrow!’. What?! Tomorrow?! Is there a company event and I don’t know it? Checked my inbox. Nothing.
Oh, wait. Maybe today is…No way, that can’t be possible! I looked desperately to the calendar and finally saw it… August 22, THURSDAY. Five seconds in shock, and then the reaction – ppiodnfnauwppamf!!
After the epic fail, I spent the ride back home in a cranky mood and repeating to myself how stupid I was. After a while, I arrived in Marina del Rey and saw people coming from the beach with their surfboards and big smiley faces. In that exact moment everything became clear. No reason for being sad. I needed to keep that ’weekend sensation’ running through my body and make the most of the evening I still had left. Said and done. I got home, picked up my camera and my boyfriend and went straight to the beach.
It felt right. I felt free. I was doing exactly what I wanted to be doing. And you know what? It wasn’t even Friday…
Love these shots, you really made the best of it!
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during our cruise on Royal Clipper in the Grenadines, we stopped at a tiny island called Union Island, for some snorkelling.
What a life!
Good shot, almost looks like a painting!
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Mexican Toes Playing Beach Bocci
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Three years ago my parents and I were picking up my sister from school in Andebølle, Denmark to come back home to Slovakia. We were staying at her friend’s place for a few days and we visited a few places like Bogense, Ebeltoft and Kopenhagen.
The photos were taken at the Bogense beach. It was very windy and quite cold there even though it was June. But the sun warmed the sand so it felt really nice.
Nice shots, and good times no doubt!
Here are my toes just loving the sand here in Queensland, Australia.
These photos were taken way back in 2010-2011, but after having visited your blog for the first time today, I thought I might put my toe/feet shots together. Obviously not ‘self-feet’ shots, but carefully coached hubby for these images.
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