Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Peniche

.... after spending a great time feeling the spray and the sea breezes.... just thoroughly enjoying the sights and sounds of being so close to wild and pounding surf..... we walked back to the car.  It was so quiet .. and not far from the edge of the cliffs at all.... that it almost felt like there was no water behind us.  Weird that....

Down the road...around a few more corners and voila.....we were at a lovely sand beach...with good sized breakers.... well known by surfers.....

It was barely a week or two early in the "real" beach season...and amazingly, we had the beach to ourselves.... well, with the exception of a few surfers and two girls who were either trying to get somebody's attention, or ..maybe they had a shot of something alcoholic prior to donning teeeensy "bathing costumes" and racing jumping and shrieking into the frigid Atlantic waters..... oh, man...it was so cold your foot couldn't feel a thing after about 30 seconds.... ..... brave or foolish I guess.  The surfers were clever...wetsuits.... of course.















Ohhh, boy....this is the time to go to any beach I'm sure...so beautiful...so peaceful....and it's mine, all mine!!  Wheeeeeeeeeee.... That's how I felt anyway....
















We had all our clothes on.... with the exception of brave Maria (who had her shoes off toute suite).... and we kept them on.















Looked to our right and saw this ...














Walked to our left all the way to the end and saw this......  didn't see one "for sale" sign on the beachhouses.....            


                                                                                 Fresh mussels anyone?..  















Looked back and saw this....














Looked down....















No matter which way I looked....more wonder.....















.....and the sheer power and beauty of ocean......
















When I'm standing on a beach..... I never want to leave.........
but, it was time to go and so we walked back towards the car....















Past amazing little mounds of vegetation that somehow survives in spite of sand piled on top of it by wind and wave......














Goodbye for now beautiful beaches........

9 comments:

Terra said...

Ah, so much beauty and you know how to enjoy it, I can see by this post. There is something very energizing about the surf, the cliffs, the sand and sun, isn't there?

frayedattheedge said...

Beautiful photos!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Vee, loved all the photos of the gorgeous beach!
I love walking along the beach especially when there is hardly anyone around. :)
Then you can really enjoy the peacefulness and the sound of the waves.
Hugs

Shashi Nayagam said...

I generally am not a beach person but who can pass up on a beach like that all to yourself.

Maa said...

Now now...you are having too much fun!! I'm enjoying the ride with you though. Maa.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

It is the best time to go to the beach when there are not many people about. I enjoyed seeing your photos and your fun dancing on the sand.

Hugs
Carolyn

Susan said...

Your enjoyment is infectious!
What a great holiday :D)

Jennifer Rose said...

ok thats it! I need a vacation lol love seeing all these photos :D

hmm maybe those 2 ladies lost a bet? :p

Buttons said...

Oh my that looks like so much fun. I bet you are grinning ear to ear. Have fun. B