Sunday, January 08, 2012


I didn't have a tripod as I exited The Grand Marlin tonight, so I used the handiest thing I could find to brace my camera - a wall.  The lights are lovely, but it's also startling to see the difference which has occurred in less than a decade. 

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul

~~ Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Thursday, January 05, 2012


"If I had my life to live over again, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall..."

~~ Nadine Stair

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The walkover

"Tell me what you yearn for and I shall tell you who you are. We are what we reach for, the idealized image that drives our wandering."

James Hillman (1926 - 2011)

Monday, January 02, 2012

Kitesurfing in the New Year

Can you imagine a group of surfers sitting on the beach one gusty day, perhaps bemoaning choppy water which was not prime for longboards.  As they sat there mulling over the situation, some of them obviously figured out a way to combine surfing and paragliding, then threw in a little bit of gymnastics just to mess with us common folk.  In the end, they named it kitesurfing and set out to boggle the minds of those who watched from shore.

The strength, agility and grace of kitesurfers is amazing.  Just watching a newbie learning to control their kite on the beach will give you a glimpse of the upper and lower body strength it takes.  My shoulders would probably be dislocated in the first five minutes, or maybe someone would eventually locate me over in Apalachicola after I caught a few high gusts.

If you see their giant kites on the horizon one windy day on Pensacola Beach, take the opportunity to head their way and watch this intriguing water/wind performance.  You won't be disappointed.

To watch a few seconds of the man above in action, you may click HERE.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Pensacola Beach!  I hope 2012 will be an awesome year for each and every one of my friends and blog followers.  To view some of the festivities on the island today, you may click here to watch the Polar Bear Plunge!