Fun Photos in a Beach Town

by dena on October 24, 2014

 

I am vacationing in a beach town on the eastern shore of Maryland in the U.S., it is called Ocean City. Rather than an article this time, I hope you will enjoy seeing a selection of the images I’ve been snapping these first few days.

 

So far, the most sun we have seen was on the first afternoon.

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My sweetheart and I took a bit of a walk around sunset. Here are a couple shots down the beach,

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and, our footsteps back from the beach.

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The reason most of my shots from the balcony show little, if any, sand is because we are on the 2nd floor. (I stand on a chair, with the camera angled to avoid visual distractions.) In a hotel with 14 floors, we now know to ask for a higher number so the pole lamps, boardwalk, fake palm trees, and jumbo themed kids pool and water slide don’t show. Even so, you might get a kick out of those views, too.

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Wednesday sunrise revealed small bursts of sunlight. The day held almost constant cloud cover, rain, fierce winds, even thunderstorms. This time of year, the days tend to be chilly, and the nights even chillier.

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We were delighted to see a pod of dolphins swimming past that morning. While they did not show up in my pictures taken from the balcony, they are represented here by the glass replicas in a gift shop.

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For whimsy, a dapper rooster in front of a fried chicken and seafood eatery and dinosaurs at a miniature golf park fit the bill.

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Maybe you can see the chimpanzee face logo on the burger bar, which is closed for the season.

 

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Last night, we had a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant: Caesar salad, jerk painted grilled salmon, garlic mashed potatoes, and mango chutney. I wish the photo of one of the sea sculptures showed up as well here as it did on my camera.

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Swathed in sweaters on the balcony last evening, I snapped these rainy pics that herald an untouched-up blue I like a lot.

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Thanks for letting me share bits of this still evolving vacation. I am grateful for the lullabye of the rhythmic waves.

 

Blissings, Dena

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4 comments
AlySanger
AlySanger moderator

Thank you for these beautiful photos!

Sharon
Sharon

I enjoyed your photographs Dena. I particularly liked the ones of the sky. Beautiful shots.

Kayla Dawn Thomas
Kayla Dawn Thomas

Looks like you guys are having a fabulous time. My daughter would be in heaven with that pool and water slide. She loves the ocean, and I'm hoping we can get her to the Oregon Coast next summer. Love the whimsey in shoreline towns.

dena
dena

Thank you, Kayla, it is a fun vacation. Saw maybe 20 dolphins at an inlet yesterday, it was a charming experience. Sunlight, too, finally! I've heard good things about the Oregon Coast, and will join your hope for your family to have fun there. Blissings, ~ Dena

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