Wooden Structures, Flowers and Shadows at the Beach

This hub is a pictorial of the many types of wood and wooden structures that are commonly seen at the beach. I tried to capture the texture of the wood and the shadows that are cast by it. I also tried to find unexpected shapes and splashes of color from wildflowers, carefully planted flowers and insects that rest up against the wood. Some of the structures are common and expected- beach entrances over a sand dune, picket fences in front of beach cottages and fishing piers. Others are works of art such as colorful signs painted on wood.

The photos in this pictorial are taken from beaches in Delaware, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Hilton Head area of South Carolina and Tybee Island, Georgia. All photos were taken by the author of this hub, Gail Sobotkin.


Wooden Structures Along Sand Dunes

Another beautiful sight is the many private entrances along sand dunes such as these wooden gazebo structures that create a distinctive line up.

Wooden Structures Along Sand Dunes.
Wooden Structures Along Sand Dunes. | Source

A Splash of Color on Wooden Fence

This fence sits atop a giant sand dune lookout point and prevents visitors from falling off the dune. The ocean can be seen in the background. I loved the way that the texture of this wooden fence created a natural backdrop for the wild trumpet flowers growing all around it. I was also fortunate to capture a close-up shot of a dragonfly buzzing around the flower and a butterfly on one of the wooden slats.


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Beach Cottage Fences With Colorful Flowers

Picket fences are common sights in front of and alongside of the beach cottages near the sea. Some are painted white, some are stained in natural hues, some are high and some are low but all are beautiful when graced with colorful plantings of flowers that are carefully tended by the owners. I love to come upon half open gates which capture a tantalizing view of what's behind it. This is one of the many delights of walking to the beach.

Photos of Picket Fences with Flowers

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Beach Entrances Fancy and Plain

Beach Entrances can be simple such as a basic unpainted fence that defines the walk area across a dune, or more elaborate with long wooden boardwalks, benches and gazebos but regardless of whether they're fancy or plain, it's always a delight to inhale the scent of sea salt and catch the first glimpse of the ocean as one walks across the entrance way.


Photos of Beach Entrances

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Old fashioned clock at Bethany Beach, Delaware, boardwalk. Gazebo beach entrance in Outer Banks, NC. View from inside the gazebo beach entrance in previous photo.
Old fashioned clock at Bethany Beach, Delaware, boardwalk.
Old fashioned clock at Bethany Beach, Delaware, boardwalk. | Source
Gazebo beach entrance in Outer Banks, NC.
Gazebo beach entrance in Outer Banks, NC. | Source
View from inside the gazebo beach entrance in previous photo.
View from inside the gazebo beach entrance in previous photo. | Source
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Fishing Piers

Fishing piers also come in different sizes and shapes. Some are long straight and narrow, some are built in the shape of a 'T' to provide additional space on the farthest end. Some have restaurants and/or bait shops at the entrance to them, others have elaborate huge gazebo structures with painted murals. Some piers are so rickety and crooked that one senses they may be washed away at any moment and wonders how they are still open to the public.

I am also fascinated with things that are seen on top of and below the fishing piers such as birds perched on top of the pier railings and lights, picnic tables and fish washing areas. I particularly love to walk underneath piers because the pillars themselves and the way the ocean crashes against them are so interesting plus it's always the coolest place to be on a hot summer day.

Things Seen on and Below Fishing Piers

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Nags Head, NC Fishing Pier. Note how rickety it looks. This photo was taken right after Hurricane Irene and I wondered about the safety of the structure although staff in the restaurant said it had been inspected and was safe.I love the view from beneath the fishing piers especially on hot sunny days. This fishing pier is a great place to picnic. This post was part of the fish cleaning area but I thought it made a stunning cross with the ocean as background.This is a huge gazebo structure that forms the entrance to the Tybee Island fishing pier. Close-up of mural on Tybee Island Fishing Pier Gazebo entrance.Tybee Island Fishing pier which juts out from beyond the gazebo entrance. Colorful seating on fishing pier.Seagulls love to rest on top of the fishing pier lights.Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier. Bait shop at Cape Henlopen fishing pier.
Nags Head, NC Fishing Pier. Note how rickety it looks. This photo was taken right after Hurricane Irene and I wondered about the safety of the structure although staff in the restaurant said it had been inspected and was safe.
Nags Head, NC Fishing Pier. Note how rickety it looks. This photo was taken right after Hurricane Irene and I wondered about the safety of the structure although staff in the restaurant said it had been inspected and was safe. | Source
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I love the view from beneath the fishing piers especially on hot sunny days.
I love the view from beneath the fishing piers especially on hot sunny days. | Source
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This fishing pier is a great place to picnic.
This fishing pier is a great place to picnic. | Source
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This post was part of the fish cleaning area but I thought it made a stunning cross with the ocean as background.
This post was part of the fish cleaning area but I thought it made a stunning cross with the ocean as background. | Source
This is a huge gazebo structure that forms the entrance to the Tybee Island fishing pier.
This is a huge gazebo structure that forms the entrance to the Tybee Island fishing pier. | Source
Close-up of mural on Tybee Island Fishing Pier Gazebo entrance.
Close-up of mural on Tybee Island Fishing Pier Gazebo entrance. | Source
Tybee Island Fishing pier which juts out from beyond the gazebo entrance.
Tybee Island Fishing pier which juts out from beyond the gazebo entrance. | Source
Colorful seating on fishing pier.
Colorful seating on fishing pier. | Source
Seagulls love to rest on top of the fishing pier lights.
Seagulls love to rest on top of the fishing pier lights. | Source
Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier.
Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier. | Source
Bait shop at Cape Henlopen fishing pier.
Bait shop at Cape Henlopen fishing pier. | Source


Hope you have enjoyed this photo tour of wooden structures, flowers and shadows at various beaches on the Mid Atlantic and Southeast coast of the USA.

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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Gail, this was like walking the beach with you! You should do a tutorial hub on how you set up your picture show. Someone may have already done it, but you make it looks so easy. Aweswome!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Thank you so much for sharing this truly beautiful hub.

A joy from beginning to end and here's to so many more to share.

I have to vote up across the board except for funny, and also to bookmark.

Take care and have a wonderful day,

Eddy.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good Morning Gail,

Wonderful walk on the beach. Thank you..You are very talented with the camera and capture such great moments. God bless,

Sunnie


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Love the beach and love your pix! The light is just wonderful and the colors so true!


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phoenixarizona 5 years ago from Australia

Absolutely beautiful, no words can describe.

I voted up and beautiful, what a stunning gallery, I particularly liked the flowers and picket fences, they seem so serenely inviting.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I not surprised that these are breathtaking. I expect no less when I see a Hub from you. I enjoyed this immensely.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi A.A.

I almost didn't recognize you with that new profile pic. Is that a nature photo that you took? Would love to see it full sized!

Am thrilled that you enjoyed this walk along some of the beautiful beaches in the Mid Atlantic and Southeast coast and appreciate all your support and comments.

Hardest part for me with these pictorials is coming up with a theme that ties all the photos together.

This contest has taught me to just start a pictorial hub with photos I love, let them sit and then see if I can group them into a format that makes sense and sticks with the theme.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Eddy,

Am so glad that you enjoyed some armchair travel to my side of the Atlantic Ocean. It's always a pleasure sharing hubs with you as your photos and poems are so nature oriented and uplifting.

Here's to sharing many more,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sunnie,

Am so glad you enjoyed our stroll together on the beach this morning. Am headed your way later today to read more about The Man in the Blanket.

Thanks, as always, for your ongoing support and encouragement.

Hope You Have a Blessed Day,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Dolores Monet,

Am thrilled that you enjoyed this pictorial and thank you for leaving such lovely feedback. It's greatly appreciated.

I see you did an Ocean City hub on Cool Stuff to do in OCMD which I'll be checking out later. (It was nice to see the link to it in the "Related Hubs" box on this hub!)

Hope You Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Phoenixarizona,

Am so glad you loved this pictorial. There's truly nothing like the scent of roses and other flowers mixed in with the scent of the sea breeze. Walking past the cottages is a feast for all the senses. Am happy I could share at least the visual sense with you.

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

What a joy, Happyboomernurse! This is right up my alley of course. Beautiful work, lovely and fun photos, and I so want to be there. :) What fun beach entrances! I hope to maybe have one of those one day. The dunes and wooden structures great too. Loved it all. Rated up and all around, except funny.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Hyphenbird,

Am thrilled that you liked it. I have been in such awe of your own photography hubs which are so amazing.

Thanks for taking time to give me feedback and support- it's so greatly appreciated.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

What wonderful photos you shared here...very interesting composition. I was driving back from Greenville yesterday noticing all of the churches and thinking that would make a good photo hub.

I once had a dream of a house with a white picket fence in Jamaica. It came back to me when I saw the photos of your picket fences.

I really enjoyed the layout of your work here, Gail. Pat on the back there for you.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I feel like being there. Actually, I have been at the beach only on few occasions. Your photographs are very beautiful.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Oceansnsunsets,

I was so thrilled that you enjoyed this and of course not surprised as we are both such lovers of the ocean, nature and flowers! It's been truly fun sharing our photos and love of these things with others hasn't it?

Good luck in the contest. You have so many great entries!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Denise,

Ah, a house with a white picket fence in....Jamaica! What a fun and adventurous dream.

Love your idea of a photo gallery of churches. I've thought of doing the same thing myself but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Thanks so much for your feedback and ongoing support. I always love your interesting comments!


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Happyboomernurse, yes it has been great, a true joy for sure to see all of people's amazing entries. You have many amazing entries, I was just thinking the same of you! I hope that we all don't stop here. I think it has helped many of us to look deeper for photos and creativity that we have all around us.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Vinaya,

You would love it here. I could see you photographing the children who are playing in the sand. You could get some wonderful portraits of them!

So glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks for your ongoing support which is so greatly appreciated.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Oceansnsunsets,

I whole-heartedly agree! Before this contest I thought of photos as more of an add-on to illustrate what I was writing about whereas now I realize how much fun it is to reverse that and make the text secondary to the photos!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Oh, I miss my ocean sooooo much. Good luck - you have some wonderful photos in the contest!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome RedElf,

Before my hubby and I moved close to the ocean I used to actually cry when we'd have to go back home after our annual beach vacation. I'd wave goodbye and throw out a great big kiss to the sea just before we left telling it how much I loved it and would miss it and would return the following year. Your comment brought that longing back- the physical ache for the beauty and splendor of the sea. Hope you get to visit the ocean again, soon.

And thank you so much for your good luck wishes. I appreciate that. I've been amazed at how many wonderful entries so many have made.


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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

This work is truly beautiful. You know I love the sea too:

I recall the roar of the surf as it explodes over ancient, volcanic rock formations that decorate the majestic Oregon coastline. Whitecap waves roll in endlessly and disperse impressively over the sandal-colored beach front.

Thank you again for visiting my hubs about emotional recovery. Sending you blue and white Light today....Gary.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Gary,

So glad you enjoyed this hub. Your poetic prose descriptions of the sea are simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing one such delightful passage right here in my hub. It is like a gift tucked inside your comment.

It is my pleasure to be reading your series about The Eby Way, today. Very compelling writing, situations and coping skills that show others how to deal with similar emotions and situations.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Hi HBN, so nice to take another tour with you. I live near the beach here in S. Fl. and I can relate to these photos, especially the fishing piers. Thanks for another beautiful tour. As usual I vote this one UP, etc.etc.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Beach pictures and their associated structures make for beautiful pictures and your lovely hub.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

So, this is what they refer to when they say, "Outside". lol

Gail, it is always a pleasure to show up at your hubs. It's like I a, taking a long weekend getaway. I thank you for that.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Just lovely HBN, I particularly love the wooden structures and plant life associated with the beach. My favorites are the awesome timber pier that dips and rises with the shifting sands, the weathered wooden fence with its zebra shadows(???)and the beautiful orange trumpets flowers against the weather timber. A lovely feast for my eyes, thank you - my votes to you, HBN.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Up and all across but funny HBN. Such beautiful pictures and a great informative article. These wood structures do add so much beauty to the beach. I would think that many people don't recognize them as much as they should, especially locals. This shows that importance. I love the Boardwalk picture with the clock. That is a great shot. Easily one of the best photographers I have seen. I hope you have a great day, best wishes, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family HBN. Hope all is well.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Mary,

Ah yes, fishing piers are great even if you don't fish! Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks so much for the vote up.

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Pamela,

So glad you enjoyed the photo tour and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Mckbirdbks,

Always a pleasure to read your witty comments and see that beautiful profile pic in one of my own hubs or someone else's hub!

Thanks for stopping by and am glad you felt it was worth your while. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Fennelseed,

Thanks so much for leaving such stunning, poetic descriptions of the photos. I never thought of the fence shadow looking like a Zebra's stripes but it certainly does!

Am so glad you enjoyed the hub and I greatly appreciate the vote up and your ongoing support.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Lyricwriter,

I love that old fashioned clock on the boardwalk, too. It's a nice reminder of a simpler time and way of life and that particular boardwalk and resort(Bethany Beach) has a small town, quiet, family atmosphere.

You're right about what you said about most people not noticing the small things or fully appreciating the beauty that's in their own region. Some of the locals do, but I know quite a few who rarely make it to the beaches even if they're just a few miles away.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

God Bless You and Your Family,

Gail


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

I agree. It seems like those times was more simple or easy going per say. It is a great picture that could be framed. I really like it.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hello again Lyricwriter,

Thanks for the compliment. You've put a smile on my face today.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I don't think I would want to venture too far on that pier!

I love your beach photo hubs gail, just beautiful.

thank you for sharing and voting up, MM


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Oh dear, I am sorry HBN, the question marks were actually three ticks because the shadows image is my favourite - no question! Hub pages converted the ticks into ???. Sorry. But now that I have come back - my votes again :)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi MM,

I laughed when I read your comment. Hubby went out to the end of the pier but I stayed on the first half of it just far enough to get the photos I wanted. Then I raced back to shore sooner than I had planned because a giant wave shook the part I was standing on like a mini earthquake. I've been on many fishing piers and they do shake sometimes but I never felt one quake like that before!

So glad you enjoyed the photos and I appreciate the vote up.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Aw Fennelseed, so sweet of you to return. Sometimes strange things happen in Hub Land.

Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Isn't life beautiful, when we stop long enough to look?

Excellent Hub Gail!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Will,

You are so right and those of us who do take the time to look are truly blessed. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for your kind words.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hi Gail,

I am glad to follow Bill's comment. I think you have an amazing and wonder-filled manner of presenting our beautiful life. Each unique picture tells a story, what a serene and peaceful setting.

This looks like the perfect place to run away from your cares. As such, I will be bookmarking for visits here and there.

Voted UP & UABI, mar.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

What a wonderful walk along the beach, I so wanted to dabble my toes in the water. Beautiful photos, you are such a good photographer.

I loved the flowers on the picket fense but my favourite was the one with the mural.

Voting up B,A & I


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Mar,

I'm so glad that you enjoyed it and appreciate the vote up and your lovely comment.

Sending Hub Hugs for a Blessed and Wonderful Thanksgiving,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Rosemay,

Murals always amaze me because of the logistics and planning that has to go into them, not to mention the tremendous talent!

Am so glad you enjoyed the hub and photos and I agree that when one looks at the ocean the desire to walk along the water's edge is powerful. The Delaware and Mid Atlantic states' water temperature would be chilling this time of year, but the temps in the southeastern beaches would still be delightfully refreshing.

Thanks for the vote up.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

HBN, how wonderful! Again, I am so amazed at the beautiful place that you live. As we sit with the ground half-covered in Canada, it does the soul good to look at the beach! I love the closeups you took of the fences. Very beautiful. Well done!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

What gorgeous photos of the subject matter found at and around the beaches in your area. I liked all of these beautiful photos but my very favorite was the fence with the shadows in the sand. Gorgeous! All the up votes except funny. Thanks Gail for this tour.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Prairieprincess,

Am so happy that you enjoyed the hub and photos.

I've only been to Northeast Canada once on a short cruise in the month of May by St. John's Bay but it was stunning.

Thanks for taking time to leave such a lovely comment.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peggy,

Thanks so much Peggy. I love it when the light creates those fence shadows on the sand. Am really glad you enjoyed this and appreciate your taking time to leave a comment.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

What a wonderful idea for a hub! This might inspire me to do something in the future. Especially as I begin my 30 in 30 tomorrow. That first picture looked just like a painting of the beach. And the wooden texture on the 2nd set was great!

And the other ones beckon me to visit the beach once again. I sure wish I lived closer. It's about 7 hours to the beach from where I live.

Wonder walking on the beach with you!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Homesteadbound,

So glad you enjoyed the photos and I appreciate your specific feedback. Good luck on the 30 day challenge- you really know how to keep yourself focused and productive!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had unusually warm weather in Delaware today- 60 degrees and sunny so hubby and I walked the boardwalk before we ate our turkey meal. I was surprised how many people were doing the same thing.


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cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

You really are talented with your camera. This was a perfect "lift" as I sit in Michigan with winter fast approaching us. I am always delighted to see the beauty that you bring to hubpages. As always, I was not disappointed.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Cara,

So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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Leaderofmany 5 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

I have been to most of these beaches also, I love the beaches, I think that Bethany and Tybee are my favorite. I worked on Rehobeth Beach during a season and got to watch the dolphins and whales off shore. Love the pictures!!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Leaderofmany,

So glad you enjoyed this photo tour of many different beaches. I think I love the one I'm at in the moment. Each has its charming points and is special to me.

I still get excited every time I see dolphins swimming in any ocean but the ones in Rehoboth are wonderful because they can be seen from the boardwalk and they show up so regularly.

Thanks for taking time to leave such a great comment.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi HBN,

I love your "tour" hubs with all the beautiful photography. They truly calm me. Really wonderful presentation!

Sharyn


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sharyn,

So glad that you enjoyed it and thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. I appreciate the feedback.


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

Loved all the photos. You have an eye for composition and detail. Have you ever thought of putting them together in a book?


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Danette,

Am thrilled you liked the photos so much. Have thought about doing a photo book but haven't pursued that thought.

Thanks so much for your feedback and encouragement which is very much appreciated.


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Don Bobbitt 4 years ago from Ruskin Florida

Great Shots! Great Shots!

I can't say anything else. You do have a great eye!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Don Bobbitt,

Thanks so much. I was impressed by your nature shots, too. The thing I love best about taking pictures is that it helps me focus on the beauty that's all around me and really take in the details.

I appreciate your feedback.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Couldn´t resist reading a hub with ´beach´in it. That clock!!!!!!!! Amazing looking.

My husband and I used to run a timber yardmany years ago, and I still love wood of every sort.

This was a beautiful hub.

Thank you.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Dim Flaxenwick,

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment.

We seem to share an extraordinary pull to and love for beaches only my experience is the reverse of yours. I spent the first 50 years of my life living in cities and mountain areas. Though I loved the mountains and rivers, I always pined to live near the sea and for the past decade have been able to do so. No matter how many times I walk the beach, it always seems thrilling to me.

Hope you're able to return to the beach someday in the future but in the meantime it's nice to see you're growing accustomed to the beautiful village you now live in.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Beautiful hub! I might be able to read that clock without my glasses! LOL I love your pictures, especially the pier shots. I love the ocean and the beach, but don't live anywhere near one. We try to visit a beach every couple of years. Your hub makes me want to visit the east coast now. Great job! Voted up and beautiful! Have a wonderful day!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sgbrown,

So glad that you enjoyed the hub and photos.

I appreciate the specific feedback and the vote up.

I've been blessed to live near the beach for the past decade, but I also loved living in the mountains for the first 27 years of my marriage. I think happiness comes from enjoying and appreciating our surroundings wherever we may live.

Hope you're enjoying the first day of summer.


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Your photos bring back many Oregon beach memories. Thanks.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Starstream,

So glad the photos kindled fond memories for you and thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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