This weeks Mommy Reality Challenge set by Jen, Carolyn and Celeste was to take a picture or two capturing the essence of summer. I must admit that although it has been over 30C outside, I have really battled to capture any photos that share what summer is all about for us. Until tonight that was!…
The Essence Of Our Summer…
Although it has been hot, we are just going into the main part of our summer, which is crazy, hot and extra busy with tourists. Which is why we often like to head down to the beach for a late evening swim. Swimming in the evening is a great way to unwind, the sounds and smell of the beach and the feel of the water can make even the most stressful of days feel not half as bad.
Tonight was our first evening swim of 2014 and our daughter who doesn’t like the sand or the sea much opted to stay at home with her friend. Which was sad really, but she is growing up.
It was a shame because the evening was lovely and there were very few people on the beach, the tourists had all headed back to their rooms by the time we got there at eight o’clock and the locals may have thought it a little too overcast for an evening swim as a cloud had been spotted earlier in the day. We nearly changed our minds too, but I am so glad we didn’t,it was lovely.
We are lucky as the beach we go to is only ten minutes away and is one of the last remaining nesting beaches for the Loggerhead turtle. It is not uncommon to see a Loggerhead turtle pop it’s head up, checking out the best nesting spots for later on no doubt, but tonight we were out of luck.
Well that’s a glimpse into our summer and I hope that everyone has a good one.
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