Bahama Watercolors

People talk about the beauty of the water in the Bahamas. For three months as we traveled down the ICW, we would often say to each other, “can’t wait to see that water.” Truth be told, the ICW water left much to be desired! We wistfully remembered the clear water at Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Once we reached the Palms, the water did finally become clear.

Ahhh, but the water here; the water here is beautiful. We hear it is even better in the Exumas, but we are enthralled with what we have around us now. The colors range through all the blues, from sapphire, aqua, turquoise, and teal; depending on the day, the light, the depth, the specific place. When we walk along the beach, we stop and sit and just stare out at the water. I tried to capture the colors one day, but a photo is still and can’t catch the movement and flow.

Looking northward along the beach. If there are more than two other people, it is a crowded day.

Looking northward along the beach. If there are more than two other people, it is a crowded day.

North Beach 2

Looking south over a rocky reef that lays low in the sand.

There was a nice surf rolling into the beach.

There was a nice surf rolling into the beach.

What a blue!

What a blue!

Surf at north beach 1

The white surf tops the waves with such a brightness that the contrast compels you to stare into it.

Love the splashing and pounding as the wave  rolls onto the sand.

Love the splash as the wave hits and pounds onto the sand. The blue transforms itself into sparkling white froth.

On this morning walk we found a few nice pieces of sea glass again as well as some interesting coral and shell pieces. I pick up anything that strikes my fancy. We sat down on a flat rock just above the water line, or so we thought. I spread the beach finds out on the sand to take a picture. Uh oh!!! A “rogue” wave came higher than expected – I quickly covered my little display with both of my hands to protect it from being drawn back into the sea. The consequence? My beach dress and my compression stockings were soaked. Al laughed and said, “It sure is clear where your priorities are.”  Yup. 🙂

Another day, another beach collection.

Definitely worth saving!

 

 

 

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