I am apparently a beach magnet.
This week I attempted to go to the beach… alone… for a little one on one time with the surf and sun. I went to my favorite beach, early… only 15 minutes after the gates opened. (My favorite place is at a state park, surprise there, and it opens at 8 a.m.)
I sat my blanket and bags down a good 50 yards from the nearest people. Seems there were some other sun seekers who arrived before I did. The rest of the beach was deserted except for an occasional runner.
It was a beautiful day. A few fluffy clouds, practically no seagulls (flying vermin!), a light breeze… glorious.
That was until a family of eight in chambray shirts and khakis set up a photo studio beside me. I actually worried that I’d somehow be collateral damage in their portrait they were so close to me. Then there was the group of Yayas ~ about five loud women all dressed in their Sunday beach best ~ there for the photo opps, swapping point and shoot cameras… again within feet of me.
People! Do you not see the miles of empty beach? You have to invade my tiny bubble of sunshine? I gave up on trying to enjoy my solitude when four other groups began setting up their paraphernalia in a tight semi-circle around me. Shenanigans! It is a conspiracy I tell you!
(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and/or a Nikon CoolPix S205)
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