Sunday – Fifty-Two Views of the Gulf #JusJoJan


As you can see the weather is a little more sane. This shot shows a couple of things. 1. The sun is out and has left a little glare in the camera lens. 2. The walkover is gone and in addition, the left-hand side of the dune has been carved out to make room for the walkway. You can see the tracks of the front loader. That stake in the middle marks the middle of the new walkway. The next photo was taken a couple of days ago showing the walkway gone.


This was before the front loader work on the dune. You can see what a front loader does to a vinyl walkover, though.


Now you have an idea of the work done by the frontloader. Way on the left is the original walkover site.

Last week’s photo.


This post is part of the Just Jot January. If you would like to join in the fun go to this link and come on in.



  1. Looks like you have an orb in that first picture. I’ve been reading lots about them recently.

    1. Yes it is a “glare orb.” Totally an illusion. Thanks,

  2. Happy Sunday John. It’s interesting to see their progress. You mentioned the “original” location. Will the new one be in a different spot? Those loaders are powerful machines. Suddenly I have happy visions of chasing a couple of people (who shall remain nameless) with one. 😈 πŸ˜€
    Mega hugs!

    1. The walkway will start out at the furthest part from the Gulf at the original location and then take a jog to avoid cutting the dune. It will come out on the beach near the original location but will also have a ramp to the right.

  3. Wow! Demolition is always impressive, but… Man! lol Hopefully Mother Nature will take some action in softening the ‘flat earth’ concept pretty soon, to help blend in the new walkway when they start work on it πŸ˜€

    1. This dune in man made and the first line of defense. There is another behind it. The flat Earth and walkway will blend into the scene. The walkway will be natural wood. (BTW I couldn’t comment on the SA post this AM. Is there a comment section I missed?

  4. Funny how this was going to be about how the one spot changes over the course of a year and this happens. Kind of makes one think about human influence on the environment versus that of nature. So the new walkway is going to be longer?

    1. Longer, wider, higher. It will be an Edifice Rex.

      1. Wow. There’s actually a minor superhero in Marvel comics with the new Edifice Rex. Did not expect that.

      2. I was using a play on words meaning kingly building.

      3. I was thinking of Oedipus. Though I was wondering if it was an actual thing that you saw online.

      4. No I just made it up.

      5. We’ll give you credit. Funnier your way.

  5. You never disappoint, John.

  6. I want to live there.

    1. Thanks Eric. I do too. Oh wait……

  7. The machine made short work of that walk – what a difference.

    1. Yes it did. Thanks.

    2. Yes it did not tale long

  8. Your picture with the sun over the water is beautiful! Thanks again for the prompt, John! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you. I forgot to put my link on your pot.

  9. That first picture is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful Sunday,

    1. Thanks Pit. You as well.

  10. Ah, for sunshine like that! We’re grey with spitting snow and howling winds — a good day for staying inside. How long do they anticipate this remodel will take, John?

    1. I think it will be about six weeks or so. Real hard to get to the water so I hope its earlier.

  11. The blue sky in the first 3 photos is enticing. It must be great living by the sea John.

    1. The sky is really beautiful and the stars at night are stunning. Thanks Guy

  12. When all is said and done, I think the improvements will be wonderful. How blessed you are to live in such a beautiful area, John. Your photos are stunning.

    1. Thanks Jill. Sure beats several places I have lived.

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  14. […] The rules for Sunday Photo Fiction are to write around 200 words in either poetry or story form based on the photo prompt. I also chose to combine Just Jot It January where the prompt today was “sane” brought to us by John W. Howell at Fiction Favorites. […]

  15. The new walkway should be lovely in natural wood. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. I think so. It will have a dark hue since it needs to be protected with weather resistant stain.

  16. Gorgeous morning. When will the walkway be completed?

      1. It will be so nice for you to be able to go down to the beach via the walkway again.

      2. We actually will be able to go over in a golf cart.

  17. Love the first picture … a little late because I’ve been contemplating much the past few days (and nope – not avoiding you). πŸ˜‰ … You know that on Sunday I told you that there is a lot of blame to go around, so yesterday afternoon I started writing to throw a post together. It’s up.

    1. Will check it out

      1. Thanks for coming over. This entire incident still festers in my mind – as it does to many in this city – but much more deeply than just playing a game of pointing fingers to the other guy. Thanks for your generosity.

      2. Yes. Serious problems need some serious solutions.

      3. I’m having a difficult time with a one who thinks the city, franchise, and fans in this city be punished.

      4. Yeah. You have ignore those types. What is needed is a serious NFL executive to lay down the rules and what will happen if they are violated by players and coaches. The NFL commissioner is a lackey for the owners.

      5. No kidding about the Commissioner, which is true in all sports. Meanwhile, the commenter thinks the city should be punished by forcing the Bengals to play two home games in an empty stadium.

      6. Ha ha ha . That is rich.

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