Views of the Neighborhood – A Normal Day

Today’s View of the Neighborhood is very modest since it is the first go around. I thought I would capture a typical day at the beach.

Dawn At the beach

First, we take a look at the early morning sunshine through the rain clouds in a photo taken by the Producer. More rain later but the day is forecast to be sunny.

Day at the beach

Sunny it is. Here is a shot of the crowds. (Yay there are none)

I took a shot of the beach roadway to show how few vehicles there are.

A lone group of swimmers.

I loved the idea of a bunch of friends cooling off, having a couple of drinks, and plenty of conversation.

A lone kite. During the season the sky is full.

A lone golf cart tells the story of the off-season.

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  1. Good to see you back in action, John.
    My recollection of living in a beach resort is of spending the summer bemoaning the crowds and elevated prices for everything, and the winter complaining because 80% of the businesses were seasonal and so closed.
    No pleasing some folk, is there?

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    1. Thans, Keith. Most of our businesses stay open year round so no complaints here.

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Oh my goodness, the early morning photo is extraordinary. It is breathtakingly beautiful! And, I love your story and photos of the near vacant beach. What a great way to begin the day! Thank you. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much , Gwen. Happy Sunday. πŸ˜€

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  3. Sorry, I’m a late comer to your blog John. I gather this is a beach in America, but where is it? Do they ride golf carts on the sand?? Nice morning photo.

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    1. This is a beach on the South Texas coast. The town is Port Aransas and sits on a fifteen mile long barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. Yes we drive our golf carts on the beach and in town. Thanks so much for the visit Melissa.

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  4. A pretty cool neighbourhood if you ask me!! Beaches still busy here in Spain but not quite as much as in July and August.

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    1. Yes there are a few folks who put off vacation until September. They don’t like crowds anymore than we do. Thanks, Darlene.

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  5. Gosh…I sure did need this trip to the beach, John. Thank you! Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. You as well, Jill. πŸ™‚

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  6. This must be a favorite time for you, John. Good to see that you’re out and about. I love that first picture.

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    1. We love the fall here on the coast. The weather is great (for the most part) and the population is back to manageable.

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  7. Lovely pictures, John. It’s great to see you’re out and about again. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Good to be out.

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  8. Lovely pictures. The early morning sky is so beautiful. I’m happy you’re up and around. Have a wonderful Sunday. πŸ˜€ xx

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. Have a wonderful day as well.

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      1. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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  9. Welcome back to the role of roaming photographer. Great shots.

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    1. Thank you, Charles. Good to be back.

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  10. Great pictures – the colors are so bright and it’s nice to see some room on the beach!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. It is nice.

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  11. Congrats on your increasing mobility, John. Glad to see Port A. returning to some semblance of sanity.

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    1. Yes, the sane ones are here. The crazies went home. Thanks, John

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  12. Back in the saddle! Great photos.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Felt good too.

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  13. The best part is knowing you’re getting around. Things look pretty peaceful there now.

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    1. So quiet, Ahhhhhh.

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  14. Congrats to Molly. That first photo is purely glorious!
    John, it has to be a huge relief to see that kind of “crowd” at the beach. I enjoyed the bit about the group of friends and conversation. It gave a nice feeling.
    That kite is spectacular. I’m glad you caught a pic of it. Have a sublime Sunday, my friend. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Have a super Sunday. Hugs

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  15. Good morning, John,
    it’s so good to have you back! πŸ™‚ I LOVE that beach – especially in off-season.
    Take care,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you, Pit. You as well.

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      1. We’re having GLORIOUS rain! It started late last night and has been going on – a good soaking rain – ever since! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      2. We still have had very little. I’m glad you are getting some.

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      3. πŸ™‚

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  16. John,

    I remember how much I used to love flying kites. Those images really brought me back to that time, thank you.
    And a mostly deserted beach . . I am a big fan.

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      1. And yo-yo’s. And skateboards. And my bright yellow dirt bike that I used to jump over ramps with- ala Evel Knievel.

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  17. That first picture is stunning! Love seeing your part of the world, John. Thanks for sharing ❀

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. πŸ™‚

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  18. I imagine you’re grateful another off-season has arrived. I know tourists boost the local economy, but gee, what a mess they too often leave behind. These are gorgeous shots, making me wish I lived closer to water (though honestly, we’ve had enough rain water to last us for several days!)

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    1. We are grateful, Debbie. πŸ˜€

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  19. Happy to see you out & about. And you have your beach back. Happy Sunday, John! πŸ“š Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine.

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  20. I am sure you are most grateful that the tourist season has passed. I am glad to see you getting around again, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie

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  21. Your first photo is a knockout. Wow! Glad you’re doing well, John.

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  22. Beautiful photography, John. Welcome back.

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    1. Thank you, Linda

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  23. What a wonderful View of your Neighbourhood. Love the pictures and it’s wonderful to know you are out and about.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. πŸ˜€

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  24. Looks like a beautiful day … love the early-morning opener image. Gotta love the off-season!

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    1. Sure do. Thanks, Frank.

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  25. Looks like a perfect day. That early morning pic is stunning!

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  26. I checked your weather history, and it looks like you’ve had some rain. Those blue skies and empty beaches are lovely, but a little precip coming to visit’s good, too. It’s good to see you out roaming the sand again!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. We had a frog strangler last night and loved it.

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  27. Oh my gosh … I can hear the waves. Beautiful pictures, John! Thanks so much for sharing, as always. I’m a little late, but happy Monday! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Natalie.

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  28. Ah, life is good and back to normal. Super photos, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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