I went to the beach today and it was wonderful. The water might be a little too warm for some but I thought it was perfect and refreshing. I don’t swim I only go out and dip but that is enough to get wet and stay cool. Yes… yes I know I should have been writing on my manuscript but after all I am retired from my day job so I really must acknowledge my freedom at least once a week by doing something just for fun.
Let me tell you one of my secrets. I believe Coquina Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. It is never too crowded; maybe because it is not as popular as some of our other beaches like Clearwater Beach. At the parking area there are picnic tables among the Austrian Pines then a short walk over the sand dunes takes you to a stretch of white sand that ends at turquoise water. Simply perfect!
Today the waves were small; nothing big enough to knock you down but just enough so you know you’re at a beach. Some people were parasailing, some boating at a distance and some on jet skis. We are so blessed in Florida to have both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. If we want calm we go to the gulf and if we want bigger waves we take a short drive to the ocean. The best of both worlds.
I’m ashamed I left my camera home today. But I have taken lots of pictures of Coquina in the past and so I’m sharing one with you above this post.
I’m almost afraid to publish this post in fear too many will find my secret and Coquina will become too crowded. But I won’t be selfish; I hope you do visit my beach and you enjoy it as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by and until next time remember it is all right to take a leisure break at least once a week; especially if you are retire. It will give you more to write about.