Sunday Stills – #Waterworld

No Lifeguard on Duty, Swim at Own Risk Sign on the boardwalk.

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I’m writing in response to TERRI WEBSTER SCHRANDT Sunday Stills challenge – Live in a #WATERWORLD.

High tide and beach more crowded than normal, Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville, Florida.
Beach was beginning to get crowded at 9:30am.

Since I live in Florida and our state parks have opened back up, I thought I would share my photos from yesterday’s beach fun at Little Talbot Island State Park. They are open at a 50% capacity which has been reaching maximum capacity by 10am on the weekends. This is the second Saturday we have driven out there and the same thing has occurred. Even though people are not 100% back to work, it is a holiday weekend and the amount of vehicles and people showing up was a testament to that fact. We got there at 9:15 and the park was packed by our standards.

I got my first decent shot of a Sanderling yesterday. I’ve been trying to get a good shot of this fast-paced little bird for 20 years. I finally got close to one that was scurrying about and clicked a few pictures. The Laughing Gull showed up when we started getting our lunch out. GO FIGURE!

There were many people out there fishing. We talked to one guy who had brought in two Pompano and I asked him what time was dinner? That is some good eating fish. Frank kept the umbrellas moving to keep us in the shade. We have a large beach umbrella but it doesn’t fit in the Prius very well so we MacGyvered it with our two rain umbrellas.

Me, Lisa Coleman sitting under the umbrellas on the beach at Little Talbot Island State Park on Memorial Day Weekend, 2020.
I was relaxing and enjoying the day.

10 Comments on “Sunday Stills – #Waterworld

  1. What a wonderful day at the beach! I’m not surprised everyone is out and clamoring to spend time outside. We moved in to our windsurfing camp this weekend, but the county park, another area used by windsurfers was already full both mornings. And not by windsurfers. Thanks for sharing your waterworld!

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    • That certainly is the truth. We’ve been able to go to this beach for the past 2 weeks and have been fortunate enough to go to our Wildlife Refuges throughout this time because they were open. When you have 100K or more acres to putter around in, social distancing is pretty easy. Thank you for your sweet compliment! 🙂


  2. Love a beach day! The water isn’t quite warm enough for a swim here (unless you’re really brave I guess), but your photos have me looking forward to it!

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    • Prior to menopause, you wouldn’t see me in the Atlantic until August. The water was still cool, but it was in the 90’s so once I got heated up, I was able to get in. Never have I ever gotten into the water in May until this year.


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