Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Walk on the Beach

Yesterday I finally got around to going to West Gulf to walk on the beach. The parking areas on West Gulf are reserved for residents with A stickers. This is a real perk in the winter months when the other beaches are crowded with tourists. West Gulf is populated mostly by private homes so it tends to be less crowded.

I tend to like to park at Access #6. I'm not sure why.
Maybe it's the view you get as you walk down the path to the beach.
I really love this time of the year. I guess I'm selfish but I like the beach all to myself.
OK, so I had to share the beach with these guys--
And these guys--
And this guy!!
Actually I found several of those guys. I don't ever remember seeing these guys before. I was actually digging for shells and dug one up. Obviously none of them were very happy with me and were squirting water at me like crazy. Pretty funny.

There weren't really a lot of shells on the beach--at least the kind I was interested in. It was also very hot and I figured that even though I was covered with 50 lotion, I shouldn't stay out too long. So, I wandered back to the car. Now when one can't find shells on the beach, one should look for shells along the path. I love finding these little tree snail shells.And to put a perfect ending on my trip to the beach, this guy waved at me (well not really) as I was driving over the bridge coming back into Periwinkle Park.


Shama-Lama Mama said...

Cool! Love the crabs! Glad you are finally enjoying yourself.

gpc said...

Wow - I've seen plenty of their empty shells, but never any live crab guys of that type -- super cool.

ChrisC and JonJ said...


Tink *~*~* said...

ok, did that crab just flip you the bird? Too funny!

Tink *~*~*

Tootie said...

That was nice to see! The jury is in...and you are officially on 'Island Time' now. :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snowbird... Beautiful beach pictures. We like to go to the beach also when there aren't many people around. When George and I visit a waterfall deep in the mountains and we are the only people there, I feel like it is ALL MINE... So special!!!!

Enjoy that gorgeous area of Florida. I know you do.

christabelle said...

This post got me so excited about our upcoming trip. 14 days to go. I cannot wait. Thank you for sharing.

Volkman said...

Thanks for the pictures. I have never seen those crabs before. Thanks for sharing the pictures as well as your stories of your island life.