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lilredrooster
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July 3rd, 2020 at 2:48:57 AM permalink
the East Coast beaches do not give you the beauty you get from Caribbean beaches - white sand, blue water, blue sky

until you get down to Miami and even more so Key West - there you do get the feeling of the Caribbean beauty

I don't know enough about the West Coast beaches to compare them
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July 3rd, 2020 at 7:09:44 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

the East Coast beaches do not give you the beauty you get from Caribbean beaches - white sand, blue water, blue sky

until you get down to Miami and even more so Key West - there you do get the feeling of the Caribbean beauty

I don't know enough about the West Coast beaches to compare them



The west coast beaches are similar to the east coast beaches until you get down to the San Diego are a. The beaches there are a combination of South Carolina and Florida beaches,

I just got a flight alert for $282 roundtrip flights to St. Kitts from Las Vegas. I am going to look into it because I miss the nice beaches. We usually go to St.Martin every year but our trip this year was cancelled due to Covid.
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July 3rd, 2020 at 9:59:15 AM permalink
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I am going to look into it because I miss the nice beaches.



I've never been able to figure
beaches out. Everybody wants
to go there, but when you
get there, you're miserable.

It's hot, the sun is punishing,
the sand is scorching, the view
is boring to the point of headache.
Nothing more mundane than a
view of solid blue ocean, yawn.
I lived in Hawaii for 6 months
and was bored with the ocean
the first day. Don't get the appeal
of beaches, never will.

This could be July anywhere, I don't
get it. Explain it to me.

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July 3rd, 2020 at 10:57:00 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

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This could be July anywhere, I don't
get it. Explain it to me.



That looks nothing like the beaches I go to. There are many days when the wife and I are the first and only people on the beach.

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July 3rd, 2020 at 11:18:10 AM permalink
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That looks nothing like the beaches I go to. There are many days when the wife and I are the first and only people on the beach.



Even worse, you can't even people
watch. Hot sand, hot sun, boring
blue water. Sand gets in everything,
in the food, between your toes, up
your anal groove. Even as a kid I
hated it. I'm not trying to be obtuse,
this is a life mystery for me. I had
a GF in Santa Barbara who made me
go with her to the beach so she could
tan. All she did was piss and whine the
whole time we were there. The heat,
the flies, the glare. Beach to me equals
misery. Does anybody over the age of
10 ever look like they're having a good
time at 'the beach'? They all look miserable.
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July 3rd, 2020 at 12:26:58 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Even worse, you can't even people
watch. Hot sand, hot sun, boring
blue water. Sand gets in everything,
in the food, between your toes, up
your anal groove. Even as a kid I
hated it. I'm not trying to be obtuse,
this is a life mystery for me. I had
a GF in Santa Barbara who made me
go with her to the beach so she could
tan. All she did was piss and whine the
whole time we were there. The heat,
the flies, the glare. Beach to me equals
misery. Does anybody over the age of
10 ever look like they're having a good
time at 'the beach'? They all look miserable.



One thing I did hate was slathering on suntan lotion. But I can't go without it very long -- and it's generally a mistake if I forego it. The stuff we had when I was a kid was greasy and messy, and despite the label, often stung your eyes.
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lilredrooster
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July 3rd, 2020 at 12:41:20 PM permalink
I also don't like lying in the sand in the extreme heat, even with an umbrella

but here are the great things about the beach for me:

the smell of the ocean

the ocean breeze coming thru your window when you're sleeping - your sleep is much deeper - or even if your just walking you can enjoy the breeze

the beauty of the ocean and the surroundings especially when you're in a place where it's not so crowded - ocean sunsets are especially beautiful

the sense of laziness about it all - you're not there to accomplish anything - you're just there to be lazy and enjoy

the coolness of the water if you're hot and want to swim or wade in - I don't agree with EB's comment that the water is warm on east coast beaches

being around other people who are obviously enjoying their surroundings and seem much less stressed
I recently noticed at a beach venue that the % of people on their smartphones was way, way less compared to where I live

and of course, the fabulous looking ladies strutting their stuff in their bikinis
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EvenBob
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July 3rd, 2020 at 12:57:23 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

One thing I did hate was slathering on suntan lotion. .



OMG, I forgot about the stink
of suntan lotion. The smell
makes me want to upchuck.
It also immediately reminds
me of how much I hate the
beach. LOL I remember once
I went with the GF and didn't
put any on my feet. I ended
up with a golfball sized blister
on my ankle I had to go to ER
for. Love that beach.

I lived blocks from the beach
in Santa Barbara. No locals
ever went there, why would we.
Boring...
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July 3rd, 2020 at 2:50:09 PM permalink
At least the beaches in these photos are sandy. Here in Washington State, all the ocean beaches are rocky shorelines completely covered in oysters and mussels. Only an idiot would walk on these beaches in bare feet. The oyster shells can slice through thin-soled shoes like a razor. And imagine the stink at low tide in the sun... like rotting seaweed and dead fish. If the idea of free mussels and oysters picked off the ground is appealing, finding a single living oyster like you get in a restaurant is rare. They are cemented together with stones and debris in lumps the size of cantaloupes. Mussels attach themselves to boulders with their "beards", and pulling out the beard kills them, so enjoy the smelly drive home amid the mussel corpses. Better to pay the $4/dozen for clean ones from a mussel farm.
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EvenBob
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July 3rd, 2020 at 4:35:56 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

And imagine the stink at low tide



OMG, I forgot about the stink! You
never know when you go to the
beach how bad the stench will
be that day. At times it was so bad
we had to leave. I lived 100 ft from
the ocean in Hawaii, it was 100 ft
to the water from my patio. At
times the smell was so bad we had
to keep the windows closed.
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