Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rainy, Windy Day at the Beach!

Chris and I managed to get away this weekend and we headed down to Venice Beach because it was a rainy, windy, overcast kinda day—our kind of day at the beach! In another lifetime, I would have wanted the sun to shine so I could tan, but I've learned there is a certain beauty at the beach that can only be found on days like this.

Unless, we're having hurricane force winds, the Gulf of Mexico seldom gets in an uproar. The waves were stronger than normal, but certainly not ferocious. The rocks are placed at strategic points on the beach to limit beach erosion.
We weren't really prepared to go as it was a spur-of-the-moment kind of decision. We didn't have any dry clothes, towels, chairs or any of the other usual beach paraphernalia. Just us, my little point-n-shoot camera and a strong desire to feel the wind blowing across the water.

I'll be cleaning sand out of the Jeep for a while, but that's okay, it was worth it! It's hard to tell from the images, but the sand also did a pretty good number on my pedicure, so I'll be redoing that as well. 


This was shot about six o'clock Sunday evening. I decided to have a little fun and added an artistic flair to it, making the film old and grainy. Hope you enjoy your quick visit to the beach!
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P.S. No art was made at the beach as it was intended as a total break for both of us, but don't be surprised if something shows up a little later!

13 comments:

  1. Pretty cool video and pictures of the beach! I've never been to Venice, so you've just taken me on my first trip!! I could almost smell the cool salt water breezing across my face! (Tee Hee!)

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  2. Sometimes those spur of the moment trips are the best. It is good to get away from the everyday part of life. One can feel so rejuvenated.

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  3. I was ready to enjoy that video far longer than it lasted. I love the sound of the ocean and the flow of the waves.

    Taking photos is art enough for a break-away day!

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  4. Looks and sounds like you had a great day to chase the cobwebs away!

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  5. Love the photos of your feet in the surf! Sounds like a wonderful day to unwind. I love windy days of all kinds...unless it's so windy the sand blows in your face.

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  6. Makes me miss the Beach in SO CAL that we came from. It's good to get away even on the spur of the moment. Art comes from experiencing life. So I am sure something will come from this. Thanks for your support on Annie. Its been very stressful dealing with this and its still on going with the healing. So this Beach Video was restful to view. Think I'll go look at it again. :))

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  7. It's SO lovely! A sort of "pre" birthday celebration. I hope today was a stellar day!!!

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  8. I wish I were closer to the beach for a spontaneous day near the water. I too love those windy, grey days.

    I love that first photo, especially - the beautiful turquoise of the water against the warm colors of the rocks.

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  9. What a nice break and what beauty!!! Nice to live so close to the beach, we are a six hour drive away from our beaches. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Of course art was made at the beach - what do you think your beautiful photos are if they aren't art?

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  11. ...fun post, Laure. I'll take any visit to the beach I can get. Loved the sound of the surf!!

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  12. I love this! Any trip to the beach is a good one. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful day at the beach. The sound of the surf is heavenly!

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