Beach After Beach After Beach…and Still Going

In one of my favorite books, “In Search of Captain Zero,” author Allan Weisbecker explains how, for some people, there is nothing quite like being in the exact inexact spot (thanks to tides) where land meets sea. There’s the land, and there’s the sea, but where the two meet…well…what else is more haunting?

“Yeah,” I remember thinking as I read the passage. “Right on, man.”

If not already obvious, it’s a book that appeals to surfers, those who appreciate the surfer lifestyle (<– me), oceanographers/marine biologists or wannabes (yep, me)…and those who grew up on the beach, moved away from the beach, but try to get back often (<– si, si, yo)..

I’ve got lots purty beach photos — hundreds? — from my travels. And I’ve never met a beach I didn’t like, but I’ve grown to love the Pacific Coast the best. It’s the one I now dream about at night, in other words.

Let’s work our way up from the Southern coast of Mexico, all the way up to California, shall we?

Eco-resort, Bahia de la Luna, Oaxaca

Bahia de la Luna, Oaxaca

Mazunte, Oaxaca

Mazunte, Oaxaca

Acapulco (photo by Betty)

Acapulco vista by day (photo by Betty)

Acapulco, later.

Acapulco, later (photo by Dora).


Somewhere in Michoacan

Manzanillo, Colima

Manzanillo, Colima (and a closed beach umbrella)

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Jolla, California

La Jolla, California, and its harbor seals (also beach lovers)

Lighthouse, Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.

The long staircase to the lighthouse, Point Reyes, Calif.

Your host, Point Reyes seashore

Your host, happy to be here, roots and all, Point Reyes seashore

4 thoughts on “Beach After Beach After Beach…and Still Going

  1. Keith B says:

    Great photos. Wonderful places.

    You need to come over here to Australia some time to view our wonderful coastline.

  2. Joy says:

    Aw, thanks Bob! Muy amable.

    Keith — I’d LOVE to visit the beaches of Australia, and I’d move there in heartbeat, if only it wasn’t so far from my family/friends in the U.S. It’s definitely a country I plan to visit in my life, hopefully while I’m young enough to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.

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