our time on the island

i really can't say enough about the island, and i'm already looking forward to going back! the only downside to going somewhere like that is having to return to reality. i can't tell you how much i did NOT miss checking my email, reading about stupid drama on facebook, listening to the cussing phone ring all. the. time., and being around people other than chris and flojo. like i said yesterday, we didn't get many pictures, but here are a few we did remember to take!

now, about the pictures... #1 is what we saw when we looked out of our camper door. and sunnies because i have to try and prevent as many wrinkles as possible! #2 and #5 show some of my seashell collecting. this is supposed to be one of the best places on the east coast for shells, and i can honestly say that i have never in my life seen so many shells, especially conch shells! the limit is 2 gallons per person per day, and we didn't meet that, but we still came home with quite a collection (pictures later this week). #3 is a jellyfish on the beach. i don't like thinking that i may be swimming around them, but i do think they're pretty. #4 we didn't do any surfing because the water was unusually rough due to a hurricane that was 900 miles off the coast. #6 our little camper home on our very own stretch of beach. #7 i don't know what type of crab that is, but it sure was pretty! #8, #9, #10 we met paula, a conservation officer, and helped her excavate a loggerhead sea turtle nest! because the loggerheads are an endangered species, sections of the beach are closed to preserve the nests and allow smooth sand for the hatchlings' journey to the ocean. we excavated one of the nests not knowing what we'd find; luckily, it was a very successful nest! there were nearly 120 hatched shells, 3 eggs that never formed a turtle, and one baby turtle that, sadly, didn't survive.

tomorrow, i'll get back to the regularly scheduled blogging with wishlist wednesday! but, i'm going to skip the what i've been working on post this week since, obviously, i haven't been working on anything while i was away from home!

21 comments:

  1. I adore the top photograph. It's the sum of all summer holidays everywhere. I've always wanted to find a conch shell that big – I'm envious!

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  2. love your photos- i bet you had such a great time- these photos make me miss summer so much.
    now its just gonna get darker and colder..
    i always want to walk barefeet on the beach--
    have a wonderful week

    xx

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  3. looks wonnnnderful, danielle. so happy for you to have that get-away.

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  4. I love this post! And these photos are so refreshing. Hope all is lovely! XO

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  5. what a perfect post. and what gorgeous pictures! very well done!

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  6. great opening photo with the sunnies indeed. so refreshing. lovely dress too. you will only continue to inspire us!

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  7. GORGEOUS pics!!!!

    love your blog! im a new follower!
    xoxo
    b
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  8. I love the picture with you holding all those shells. I miss the beach -- and I have one practically in my back yard. Must make use of it more often!

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  9. we need to bring our eggie out next summer and find a beautiful beach like that. Can't wait to see you shell collection!

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  10. Wow, some amazing shells there, and the beach just looks so so great Suppose you shall be making some new pieces with all those!

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  11. aw i'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation! that first photo is simply amazing. <3

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  12. wow, lovely photos! looks like a great trip, i'd love to be back at the beach!

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  13. So many shells! Looks like a great holiday spot.

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  14. Misshey, I had a great time with you! I can't wait to go back either! Love, Mister

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  15. I am so jealous that you got to help with the sea turtle nest excavation! What an amazing experience and a beautiful island. They just don't make 'em like that on the West Coast of Canada.

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  16. ahhh. looks so relaxing. beautiful. breathtaking. calming. and everything else along those "im jealous of your beach time" adjectives.

    monica

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  17. wow these photos are beautiful! the water looks gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to get away and just relax. You deserved it!!

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  18. i love all these pics!!! omg! can you send me a pic of your trip like a post card! then i can think of yall all the time!
    man it looks like a blast! we are going to hawaii in november:)

    You are mucho talented at capturing beautiful photos.
    miss you!

    the surfboard and jellyfish ones are prob my favorite!!!!

    xo
    b

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  19. your photos are gorgeous, as is your dress... as are you.
    i want to go this pretty place!

    majillbill

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  20. beautiful photos danielle! it looks like your {nearly} deserted island is a magical place. :)

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