Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flagler Beach and Matanzas Inlet

Hello,

We managed a couple over overnight trips while in Florida, on this trip we were near St. Augustine, Crescent Beach and Flagler beaches all on Florida's East coast. I captured some sunrises, lots of shorebirds and beach scenes during our visit.

Happy Earth Day! 



Brown Pelican flying low over the ocean.


A pretty Collie dog seen on the beach.


Coquina rock formations.


Lots of Black Skimmers.



 A huge flock of gulls and black skimmers on the beach at Matanzas Inlet.






Video of shorebirds at Matanzas Inlet, Florida. 




" Wake up each day and be thankful for life."


My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for each sunrise and for each and every day.
I am thankful for friendly dogs.
I am thankful for a long walk on a beach.


Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.
I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.

137 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Wonderful photos. I love very much the photo of the Brown Pelican flying over the ocean!
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Hello, the pelicans are a favorite for me. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. hari OM
    Oh I love the pelican squadron!!! Hope your week is running smooth. YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. A lovely post Eileen starting with the sunrise, it looks a lovely area, never been to that part of Florida. and that video, what an incredible number of birds.
    All the best, Gordon.

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    1. Hello Gordon, it is a pretty area! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Hi Eileen,
    your photo of the sunrise is stunning, but also the flying Pelican are gorgeous and the colli and the other birds too.
    Best, Synnöve

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    1. Hello, I love the pelicans too. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Excelente trabalho com fotografias fantásticas.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Such wonderful pics of your travels especially gorgeous sunrises!

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    1. Hello, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. ...number 1 and 2 do it for me!

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    1. Hello Tom, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Que lindas! Perfeitas, adorei os pelicanos, o mar, o céu! LINDO! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Lovely pictures. Speaking of St. Augustine, I received an email that showed a great price for a hotel there. I wish we had the time for a return visit there...loved our 4-night stay there years ago.

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    1. Hello Linda, it is a pretty area. Always worth a repeat visit. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Our dream of lottery proportion is to have a water front house on Flagler beach, the one that the road is between us and the ocean..

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    1. Hello, I enjoyed Flagler beach and the area. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Cloudia, I always appreciate your comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. It looks just wonderful there Eileen. Gorgeous scenery, birds, the ocean - wow! :D)

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    1. Hello Sue, I love my visit and trips to see the ocean. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Beautiful sunset. Love the brown pelicans in flight and the pretty collie dog at the beach. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Hello Nancy, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. I love that second shot with the waves, and the pelicans.

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    1. Hello Mary, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. I need to make the drive to the other coast!!

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    1. Hello Mac, yes you should visit the Atlantic. It is beautiful there.Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. So much to be thankful for. These pics are so pretty, Eileen. The collie is gorgeous. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Hello Mildred, the collie was so sweet. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Wow, Eileen-you certainly captured a beautiful sunrise. And those pelicans are marvelous! Hope you're having a good Spring

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    1. Hello Sue, I hope you are well and working hard on your garden! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Love the shot of the pelicans over the wave! Fantastic photo.
    Happy Thursday!
    Andrea

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    1. Hello Andrea, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Linda, Thanks so much for the comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Lovely photos ~ shore is beautiful and the shore birds a delight ~ love the doggie too ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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    1. Hello Carol, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  21. Lovely photos one and all. I especially like the lighting on the second one. Happy Day.

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    1. Hello Gayle, thanks so much for the nice comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Beautiful shots- the collie is my favourite. We had one when I was growing up.

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    1. Hello, my grandmother used to have 2 collies. I loved them when I was young. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Such lovely scenic shots and that collie looks so peaceful :)

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    1. Hello Deb, the collie was so sweet. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  24. Hi Eileen. I love your photo of the Pelicans flying low over the ocean. This picture looks as though is was painted in pastels...just beautiful! And, I enjoyed seeing and hearing the sound of the shorebirds on your video. The collie dog is a handsome guy! This is a lovely post, and I am inspired by your list of thankful things. When my grandson and I have dinner together, I always ask him what he is thankful for. At first he was shy about it, but now, he is able to give me answers, and I love that. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Suzanne, thanks so much for your visit and comment. The collie was a sweet dog, alwasy friendly. Your grandson sounds cute. I am always looking for a new post from you. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Hi Eileen, you have such a different variety of birds then we do here.
    Lovely to see!
    Robin

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    1. Hello, the birds are migrating now. We may see some different one coming thru. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. I love the sights and sounds in your video, Eileen, and your photos are absolutely fantastic! They need to be framed and displayed. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week. :)

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    1. Hello Linda, I always appreciate your comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  27. A beautiful place, Eileen! Love the sunrise, pelicans, pretty collie and all the sea-birds. The rock formations are so amazing! Hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather this week. xx Karen

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    1. Hello Karen, those rocks were neat. They are not found in many places. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. Birds galore, interesting rock, but the Collie is my pick for today.Those eyes say so much.

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    1. Hello Nancy, the collies was one of my favorite dogs when I was young. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  29. The Black Skimmers are amazing!

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    1. Hello, I love the skimmers, they have cool beaks. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  30. Something about sunrise and sunset that
    makes my heart swell with thankfulness!
    Wonderful pics Eileen . . .

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    1. Hello Lynne, I feel the same way about sunrises and sunsets. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  31. I love those neat rock formations and you sure saw some beautiful birds. I'm anxious to do an overnight trip soon too. I would love to spend a whole week on the beach...might as well wish big! heehee! Hugs!

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    1. Hello, I loved the beaches and the birds. You should go to the beach! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Love the video, Eileen! How did you ever get anything done in Florida, there's so many amazing places to go and see!

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    1. Hello Kim, we had a great time in Florida. I already miss being there. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Hello Eileen! What a wonderful series of photos! I love the sunset and the Collie dog on the beach! That was an amazing flock of gulls and skimmers!
    Best wishes!

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    1. Hello Christine, I loved the collie! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. That's a beautiful sunrise capture, and I love the pelicans flying so close to the waves!!

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  35. Oh my word, the Brown Pelicans flying is like a painting, beauty.

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    1. Hello Bob, I always appreciate your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  36. Beautiful light in these photos.

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  37. A fabulous collection of shots Eileen. Gorgeous sunset! Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a happy weekend.

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    1. Hello Valerie, Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  38. How nice you could go! Not to long ago I saw some posts about the same area where you went, and they saw very different things than you posted - no birds or rocks! It goes to show that each has their own interest! Thanks for your kind comment:)

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    1. Hello, there is so much there to see. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. I spent the day at Rockport beach today & watchedblack skimmers mating...they're awesome birds as are all your pics!

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    1. Hello Anni, I have always enjoyed the skimmers. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  40. Thank you for bringing us these marvelous moments.Here's to many more.

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  42. Oh I really like the Pelicans flying low over the ocean. Something about the lighting. Fantastic photo.

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    1. Hello, I always love seeing the pelicans. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  43. A wonderful Thursday selection here Eileen, appreciated your images of the sunrise, the shorebirds and the beach scene.
    Love the rock formation and the Collie dog too.

    Enjoy the rest of the week and have a good weekend too

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan, I appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  44. It is beautiful there. I enjoyed the video!

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    1. Hello Lois, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  45. I love the pelicans and what a beautiful collie. This looks like a wonderful place to visit! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Karen, I loved the collie. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  46. Thanks for sharing your trip to the beach with us.

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  47. So many beautiful pictures from the beach.. The pelican picture is the best..

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  48. I like this picture >> Brown Pelican flying low over the ocean.
    I think you can post for a contest.

    Happy Skywatch and Happy friday

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  49. A perfect set of beach photos with a beautiful dog thrown in for a surprise. What a sweet face! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello, Michelle. The collie dog was sweet! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  50. I lived in Jacksonville for awhile many years ago. My brothers lived in St. Augustine --and I spent a lot of time at their gorgeous beaches... SO---I know that area well.... Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hello Betsy, so glad you love the area too. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  51. Loved all the photos Eileen, fabulous sunrise, amazing birds, cute pup, and a fascinating video. Thank you and enjoy the weekend coming up :)

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    1. Hello Denise, Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  52. Such beautiful photos. How lovely to be there and see these sights and be thankful for them.

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    1. Hello, Ellen! I am thankful for all I see. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  53. Awesome pics.Specially 1 & 2.
    Thanks for the video.
    Greetings

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  54. Really enjoyed the trip to the beach via this post - and great sky shots!
    :)

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  55. Hi Eileen,
    Those 2 first images are really stunning!
    Love those pelican in flight!
    The dog is cute, we had a Lassie just like it long ago!!
    Amazing to see all those skimmers together!
    Warm hugs and enjoy your WE :)

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    1. Hello, I love the collie too. They are so cute! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  56. You got some beautiful shots to make it feel like we are right there on the beach! The sunrise is amazing, and love the pelicans over the crashing wave. Sweet collie, aren't they the prettiest dog. The gulls in the video all look so happy to be alive and soaring on the breeze, a nice little clip. Happy Friday indeed!!
    Wendy

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    1. Hello, the Collie dog is a pretty dog and so sweet. Thank you so much for your visit and the nice comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  57. Love that top image: sun, sky, sea and sand combined in a wonderful, atmospheric sunset.

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  60. Whata fabulous post! I love all the Skimmers.

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    1. The skimmers are cool birds, thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  61. Wonderful shot of the Pelicans...We had friends who wintered in St Augustine ..I've been there several times..Lovely area..Pretty sunrise..

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    1. Hi Missy, that whole area is pretty. Nice place to visit. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  62. What beautiful pelicans! And a great video!

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  63. Beautiful Eileen!!! I love the sea, I just came from there, back from vacation. Great video my friend !!
    Good weekend.
    Besos.

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    1. Hello Laura, I love the sea too. Glad you had a great vacation. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  64. Oh, a collie dog!!!! I happen to love them. Beautiful capture of the sky...

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  65. I absolutely love the flight of pelicans! Beautiful!!

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  66. i love the beach, it always feels like home!! those rock formations are so cool - great video!!

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  67. Wow!A beautiful sunrise and a nice day at the beach

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  68. The video clip took me back to February and mu Florida visit...those bird sounds like music~

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  69. love the image of the pelicans. So fitting above the wave. Love it. :)

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  70. Hey Eileen!!
    You should have yelled real loud!!!
    I was at "home", St.Augustine last week. We are staying in a condo on St. Augustine Beach while we rebuild Mom's house that was flooded during Hurricane Matthew!!
    Love morning walks on the beach!!! Did you notice all the Man of wars / jelly fish, washing up on the beach??? The beach down at Marine Land, Flagler Beach and the Matanzas Inlet is very rocky and is coquina. Further north the beach becomes sandy!!
    We are now driving every other week to and from Marietta, Ga and St. Augustine!! Mom won't leave St. Augustine so she is now at BayView over in town.
    You diffidently captured the lovely sunrises!!
    Happy travels!!

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  71. Heipsan...
    lovely beach, and so many Black Skimmers I have never seen.

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  72. Beautiful beach -- the East Coast of Florida is quite different from where you were (and where we are).... we've done a few overnight trips and even one boat trip across the state. I enjoyed them but am glad I live on this side. You saw some wonderful birds.

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  73. An equally beautiful sunset picture (remember, I'm going backwards here!)! I saw a flock of about 9 Brown Pelicans fly extremely close to the waves yesterday... I was thinking perhaps they hope fish will jump into their mouths!?! Hugs!

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