In summary we had a really great vacation. Weatherwise a little bit of everything. This time a little cooler temperatures compared to last time when we travelled all together. A few overcast days, one or two days with some rain but most of the time sunny skies. Getting sunshine at this time of year just means so much. I have a ton of beautiful pictures that I want to share with you so it's going to be several posts on the blogg from Florida. I ended up not posting so much while being there. Took a break from the blogg world which is both needed and nice sometimes.
At the moment I still feel a little confused about where I am and where I want to be. I walk around feeling tired but if I lay down I probably could not fall a sleep. The trick is to stay awake during the day, setting the alarm clock at morning. Taking a melatonin pill at night helps the first few nights. Going out and getting some daylight and possibly some sunshine also is important.
Beaches on Anna-Maria island are so beautiful. The sand is soft and white like sugar. The beach just stretches on and on. You have beach access almost everywhere. No high-rise hotels or condos, no private or closed off beaches. That is what I love about this island. It is cozy and friendly. It has a laid back relaxing atmosphere and it is mostly private homes or rental homes. A few hotels and motels but they are still small.
Starting and ending my day at the beach was something I tried to do as much as possible. Sunrise was between 7 and 8 am and sunset between 5 and 6 pm.
Looking for pretty shells is also a favorite thing of mine to do at the beach.As I was enjoying my beach walk at sunset I came across this group that were doing yoga on the beach. I almost wished that I could have joined in. There were here a few days doing a yoga retreat. Just shortly after I snapped this picture of them, they asked me if I could take their picture with one of the girls phone. Shortly I ended up having 5 or 6 phones in my lap as they all wanted a group photo to keep. I did not mind at all.
The light, the colors, the sounds something I wish I could take in and carry with me always. Keep it vivid and fresh in mind. I love the ocean. There is something so peaceful and relaxing about it. Sunset at the beach is like a visit to the spa for your soul. I wanted to take it in and save it in my very core and heart. At that very moment I wanted to stay forever.
I saw these guys out on paddle boards, looks fun but is probably trickier and harder than it looks. You got to have good balance in order to manage your board over the waves.
Least but not last some of my favorite sunset pictures.