Posts Tagged ‘Beach’
Along the very south end of Daytona Beach (Daytona Beach Shores and Ponce Inlet) you can find some lovely homes sitting atop the dunes – barrier dunes protecting the shoreline and the turtle nests. Some think the houses intrude on the natural land and seascape – they may, but I guess we get used to what we see.
Our toys are kept close to the dunes so they don’t get caught in the surf and end out at sea, riderless. The lighthouse is right in back of me.
This is one of my shots from August 8, 2008 (08-08-08) – a grand summer day in Florida.
I call these sand roses although I’m sure someone has their official horticulturally correct name. They grow in the beach sand all along the east coast of Florida.
These are a few photos that I took at the beach last year – August – at Ponce Inlet near Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach.
I love this photo of my son and his children – I swiped it from his Facebook page – photo credit to BK. He’s a great Dad and the #1 really signifies his rank.
We have always been a “beach” kind of family – love the sea and the sand and warm sun on our faces. I grew up on the New England coast and spent many days at the beach in Connecticut and in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. My son’s wife is from a Massachusetts beach town and, so I hear, grew up with lobster sandwiches in her lunch box.
To all the Dad’s out there – Happy Father’s Day!
Friday I took a day off and went to the beach. I wanted to take some photos of the lighthouse at Ponce Inlet at the extreme south end of Daytona Beach.
At another time I’ll post some of the lighthouse photos that I took as well as some of the beach scene.
The beach opens to vehicle traffic at 8 AM. I actually got there at 6:30 AM as I was trying to get some photos of the sunrise with the lighthouse. But the logistics didn’t work. I couldn’t be on the beach photoing the lighthouse, and I could be at the lighthouse photoing the sunrise.
The sunrise — This photo is untouched. As soon as I uploaded it to my computer – I just loved it. I’m going to have this one printed – I may even have it arranged as a greeting card. Anyway, I think its awesome.
While I was waiting for the beach gate to open, I noticed a sign at the entrance to the beach called “North Turn”. I’d been there at least fifty time before, but I never knew what the term “north turn” meant. Later I drove a little south to the last entrance to the beach, and anther sign told me about “South Turn”.
NORTH TURN – Click on the photo to read more about it. This is NASCAR history. Back in the day waaaay before there was a Daytona Speedway racetrack, the cars raced on the beach, banked by the sand dunes. (Way before ecological grumblings ever surfaced).
The race car drivers would race “up” the beach to North Turn and turn onto what is Atlantic Ave (US A1A), race south to the “south turn” and back to complete one full lap.
This area of the beach in the Ponce Inlet area is now home to 10 MPH speed limits, sunbathers, surfers, and condos. The history is there, and sports car enthusiasts, and NASCAR fans can find the roots of the sport on this part of the beach.