Sunday, March 04, 2007
Range Point Beauty
Last night I had the pleasure of visiting with friends who live at Portofino. Their suite faces northeast with a stunning view of Range Point and an unobstructed view of the Gulf Islands National Seashore all the way to Navarre Beach.
Many of my walks begin at Seashore Village and continue around the tip of Range Point. But seeing it from this vantage is a rare treat. Most visitors enjoy walks along the Gulf of Mexico, but they do not realize the beauty and solitude they are missing on the other side of the island, along Santa Rosa Sound.
This photo was taken at the end of last summer when sea oats were gleaming like burnished gold as they waved in island breezes. It shows more closely the natural beauty around the tip of Range Point, shown in the photos above.
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~~ Rachel Louise Carson