Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Story

December 31st, 2008, no slouching around for this blogger. There are sandcastles to build, photos to take, posts to publish. This is serious. Dudes.

Waking at dawn means that the beach is EMPTY (which means it is STUNNING). Take a look for yourselves:

The early bird catches the best spot on the beach, apparently.
I don't mess around today. It's all about the bloggers' needs today.

Yo Badger - It's been a pleasure. Dude!!
Now a break, sitting on my towel, looking out at a surfboard gondola,

and visiting the beachside cafe which has this crazy-cool wallpaper which reminds me of Anna every time I see it.

Back to BUSINESS people. Tuli requested a castle with a moat, seaweed decoration, and a coffee-cup turret. I had to get busy and drink that skinny cap FAST.

Hey Tuli, girlfriend, dig this work of art! Your wish is my command!!!
Close-up of turret:

That's me swimming laps out there...I set the camera on automatic to take the shot.

Please note the shell and seaweed decorations and the deep moat.

Two castles down, two more to go.

Life's good.

As I was photographing the castles a jogger paused beside me and watched for a while, then he said "There's a story behind this." I answered him:

"There sure is."


Badger said...

Dude! Thank you! My castle is perfect. Very "me". I'm so honored!

Duyvken said...

I must come down to meet you one morning, this looks like too much fun!

Anna said...

Yep, that's my wallpaper, you tell them to send it back to me!!

Happy new year to you and your kin!

blackbird said...

If only he knew.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

What bb said. If he only knew.

May the new year bring lots of stories and beaches and happiness to all the Commentboxes!

sophanne said...

I'm loving this series and am looking forward to kmkat's castle as she is one of my favorites. Just wanted to delurk so you knew I was here!

Happy New Year!

Tuli said...

My sandcastle is AWESOME. It's exactly what I had hoped for! And the coffee cup turret? Gorgeous. (Nobody in my area uses such wonderful cups.)

Thank you so very much Eleanor!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

PS - I'm totally going to use that bottom picture as my wall paper.

alice c said...

Not bad for a chat-up line.
I am thinking that Mr Comment Box had better start recording the cricket instead of letting his lovely wife loose on the beach alone.
Happy New Year to all Comment Boxes - may it be a wonderful year of inspiration and happiness.

Blue Mountains Mary said...

Happy New Year

and Happy Birthday ...

and lots of love

from me


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Eleanor!


eurolush said...

Beautiful photos, E!

I feel as though I, too, have had a refreshing swim in the ocean. Your castles are marvelous, too! I want to come there and help you build one for every blogger in the blogging universe. We could make a job out of it. Wouldn't that be fun?

It's the morning of January 1st (your birthday!!!) and I'm recovering from a late night fireworks display (our own!) and a hard-core Dance-Off competition (Beth won again!)as well as a few too many Margaritas...(ouch. head hurts.)

I'll be thinking of you all day today, Birthday Girl!!! Hope it's the happiest and most fun day ever.

You are the coolest kid in the whole school!