Take me to the beach!

Don’t forget-no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell. - Charles de Lint

I recently had the chance to get to the beach with some friends. Some of my dear friends from Tana were here all last week with their church group. One of the days the invited me to go with them, along with some of their church friends to the beach around 1 hour from here.

Saholy and I. 

Saholy and I. 

We were there for a few hours, eating, playing in the water, taking a canoe ride, fellowshipping, and taking lots of photos. Once the church friends found out I’m a photography, everyone wanted their photo taken!!! So I was busy, most of the time, taking photos, but I enjoyed it!! I got some great captures, and they will have a nice souvenir of their time at the beach. 

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This area, called Foulpointe (sounds more like, Full Point) is a very busy area in the holiday seasons throughout the year. I don’t know if I have ever been there when it wasn’t full of people. The water is very calm, and free of sharks. There is a large reef wall a ways out that blocks the sharks or other large sea animas from getting into the calm waters. I was actually just there a couple of weeks ago, but it’s always nice to get to the beach when the chance arises.

I was happy to be able to take a canoe ride with a few people and see more of the small sea creatures as we headed towards the reef. We saw all kinds of interesting creatures. 

The man in charge of our canoe showing us a sea snake. 

The man in charge of our canoe showing us a sea snake. 

One of the strangest things was the sea snake. There were so many of them, all different colors. Some were brown, black with white or all black. There was one close by me and I started to pick it up and it moved in my hand and of course I freaked out and pulled my hand out of the water. They are so slimy!!! They feel like the sea cucumbers, which we also saw. The one we saw though was a bit ruff, not as slimy. 

We also found an adorable tiny little sea star, as well some other ones that were quiet different. 

I loved taking photos of some of the youth from the church. They would find all kinds of different poses for their photos. I would take a couple photos, and than a few minutes later they would want me to take some more. 

 

There was one girl there, she was around 21 or 22. She has a love for photography and was showing me some of her photos. She has a small Canon point and shoot that her father gave her as a gift. She really has a good eye. She had some questions for me, and so I was able to give her a few tips and pointers that hopefully will help her with her photography. 

Noti, 8 years old

Noti, 8 years old

Clams anyone??!!

Clams anyone??!!