Monday, April 13, 2015

Longboat Beach



Sunday at 7:15 AM Bob and Sandra at the beach.... 
Bob hoofed it down to the water down this path... 
to stand patiently waiting in his "she is taking another photo" stance. 

The flowers were calling my name..
The shoes were calling my name..


They had the cutest cubby holes to leave our shoes in, and it only took me about five minutes to slip off my flip flops and place them in the cubby hole...

Can you guess why it took me five minutes?????


Just in case you are pondering why there is a place to leave our shoes, it is because there is a parking lot and a very long boardwalk to get over the dunes with out destroying them. 



The shoes are left at the beginning of the white sugar sand in order to squiggle our toes in sugar sand and walk barefoot down to the water.

Above is looking to the west and below is looking to the east.. 
There were maybe  10 people  on the whole beach which is about 2 miles long 
TO BE CONTINUED... but then you KNEW that..


32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, it is like you had the beach all to yourself.. It is beautiful there, lovely shots.. Have a happy Monday!

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, it is like you had the beach all to yourself.. It is beautiful there, lovely shots.. Have a happy Monday!

Molly The Wally said...

Looks like a great place. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Ann said...

I've heard of taking your shoes off when you go inside but never outside...lol I wouldn't mind walking in that sugar sand though.
I'm laughing at the fact that Bob has a she's taking another picture stance

Madi and Mom said...

MS I've done the hot parking lot shuffle and splintery board walk once...I love the cubby hole idea!!
The last photo of the lone bird on the beach is wonderful!!...and of course the flowers and Bob
hugs cecilia

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, your very own private beach! Now that looks amazing.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is a new one for me, I've never heard of having to take your shoes off outside! The beach looks wonderful and so do those pretty skies!

Mersad said...

That lone beach is really fascinating to see, and I bet it's even more welcoming to be there.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Mildred said...

Such a gorgeous time of day to enjoy the beauty without lots of people. Love your photos. Funny how our dogs/husbands don't like us to take their photos!

Ginny said...

It is so pretty! I have never felt Sugar Sand. Is that a little beach bird in the last picture? Are you going to show the shoe cubbies? For the answers to that and MORE, I need to tune in tomorrow, same time, same place.

TexWisGirl said...

how beautiful!

carolann said...

Oh lucky you.

I so want to see Spring but your place looks like summer wit ha beautiful beach . Snow at my area is going but no green grass.

I don't even see a Robin yet hopping around.. Boohoo.


Your pictures made me smile a big. Lucky guys.

Have a Great day!

Montanagirl said...

SO pretty there, and that sand looks so inviting to bare feet!

Gail said...

How wonderful that you are so close to Paradise. Beautiful!!!

crafty cat corner said...

Bob looks like he's comtemplating a long swim. lol
Briony
x

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

What a beautiful beach....and shoe cubby holes I have not seen before. Great to walk barefoot in the sand though

Rose said...

Oh, I love that shoe cubby! I would like the beach there if that was all the people there...I hate crowded places.

DawnTreader said...

Wow, empty beach... Am I right in assuming that has something to do with the hour of the day?? Wonderful idea with the cubby holes...

DeniseinVA said...

I love the cubby hole for the shoes and yes I think you have to take as much time getting your shoes off as I do :)

SweetMarie said...

paradise..

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks like a lovely beach. I don't know why it took you so long to get your shoes off.

Stacey Dawning said...

Oooooh - I want to come squish my toes in that white sand. Lovely!

Chatty Crone said...

How nice to walk on the sand on that nice beach - wish I was there.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That white sand looks wonderful.

pattisjarrett said...

I like the shoe cubbies! I like a deserted beach. ;)

Deb said...

Beautiful!!! Would so love to put my toes in that sand!!!!

Kathy said...

You picked the perfect day to go. You were practically all alone.

EG CameraGirl said...

The sand looks so beautiful. My toes are sooooo jealous!!

Ida said...

Now I'm Jealous!

Val said...

Love LongBoat!! Great photos.

Linda P. said...

I wouldn't mind a long walk to the beach if at the end it was as beautiful as that. Great to have it more or less to yourselves.

Angela said...

I've never been to a beach where there is a place to leave your shoes. That is neat! You have me now where I can't wait to go to the beach in June. That is if we get to go still.... We scheduled it last year and didn't realize school would not be out when it was supposed to be out because of all of the snow days they had this year. So if we go to the beach when we scheduled it the kids will miss 10 days of school.... and I will be put in jail! lol Sigh... So my husband keeps putting off calling about it. He made the plans and knows the details to which I have no clue except that it is the beach! lol