Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sky high on the beach

I was fortunate enough today to get an invitation to a hotel on the beach.  I've been to Jacksonville Beach many times, but never had a birds-eye view before.

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!  I loved the view!

The blue umbrellas are the reserved seating for hotel guests.

Last week I went out to the beach for the sole reason to photograph umbrellas.  I got my fill today!

Sometimes the water just doesn't look very blue, but today it was just brilliant.  Maybe it was my birds-eye view that made the ocean look so blue?  I'm just not sure.

I'll have to start a study.

Maybe one that pays.

I'd gladly do a photographic study of the water, for say...a year.

Anyone want to sponsor me?

Maybe I could rate the hotels along the beach as well.

for research reasons of course.

The other day when I came down to the beach I was on the other side of the pier.  

I thought this was a fun sight.  The hotel was right next door to the American Red Cross Rescue Station.  I think we were on the patio during shift change because a truck full of people came into the station and then a truck full of people left a few minutes later.

I really liked being able to see the coastline of Florida hook off to the right like it does.  I didn't realize it was such a dramatic curve.  I'm finally seeing the advantage of having a place in the sky on the beach.

Are you now itching to go to the beach?

Have a great day!


Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Oh Kirby - - - these are GORGEOUS!

Lisa said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish I lived closer to the water, and I hope the oil hasn't made it to your beaches!!

Ann in the UP said...

Yup, they're right! You did a great job with your camera and your sky high view! The Up the Coastline picture is awesome!

Your hostess has such a sweet smile, too. consider that a comment on your next post. LOL

Just Breathe said...

I am itching to retire in a condo at the beach so I can have a view like that. However I don't want a view of a hurrican coming :( I think that reviewing the hotels would be awesome and testing the restaurants out too! Hope you find a buyer....