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


Anonymous said...

another gorgeous pictorial presentation..
totally packaged with the beautiful verbage..
thank you for the lovely trip as seen through your eyes..
and recorded with the lens of your trusty sidekick!!!

Anonymous said...

The photo with the grass is very, very beautiful. The very essence of late summer.
Greetings from east of the Atlantic,

Steve K.

Barrier Island Girl said...

Thank you, Steve. Always good to hear from you. And a belated thanks for your lovely photos of Assateague!