Saturday, January 26, 2013

Living on Beach Time

 Once we left Myrtle Beach, Denny and I made a brief stopover in the Savannah, Georgia area to visit River Street near old Savannah.  The roadways in the photo below show the rock that paves the roads here; the rock itself was the rock used for ballast in sailing ships that brought cargo and goods to Savannah.
 Cargo ships still travel the river in Savannah, bringing stack after stack of containers full of goods to the port.
 After a couple of days of adjusting to the lack of the sound of surf outside our bedroom windows we moved on to the Flagler Beach area.  Here we're three miles from the beach instead of 50 feet.  *Insert sad face emoticon.*
But it's a lovely beach of cinnamon colored sand created from crushed coquina shell.  Not only does it line the beaches, but it can be found in large formations guarding the tee boxes and along some of the fairways at the Halifax Plantation Golf Course.  Plus coquina was used to build the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida which is about 45 minutes up the road.
Denny and I have been wandering around the general area here checking out houses, townhouses and condos.  Upon reflection, we feel we would be comfortable here because it's a bit less touristy than most beach towns.  But once again as we started making plans to look seriously at homes we backed off once we got to talking about the places we still wanted to see out west.  Thus we're going to tuck this area in the back of our minds and prepare ourselves to head out in a few days.  We have some friends to visit here in Florida and a couple more beaches to visit not only here in Florida but in Alabama and Mississippi as well before we head north to visit kids and take care of medical/dental check ups before turning Black Beauty's nose to the northwest.  A vague checklist of things to see/places to go includes Banff National Park in Canada, the Tetons, the Oregon coastline and, well, who knows?  For now, all we know is that we're going to give this lifestyle until the end of the year before we start looking at houses again.  That is, once we've done a "are we really ready to settle down?" check again.


Anvilcloud said...

As long as you enjoy it and can do it, you might as well keep on keeping on.

Linda Wildenstein said...

You two are so smart.....checking out the possibilities and then re evaluating is super logical and also....while you still can, do. There will be time enough when you can't or won't want to anymore. Endeavor to persevere. Oma Linda

E Squared and Mui said...

That's a lovely beach! Banff NP - if you have not been -- is a beautiful place, with great scenery and lots of nice hiking trails. We spent a week just in that park in 2007 ... that was before we had our motorhome; we hope to go back sometime with our house on wheels and spend more time up there.

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