I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s challenge is: Beach! – my entries for other weeks can be found here.
As people from all over the world get ready to visit Hawai’i’s beaches this summer, I remind myself how grateful I am to live so close to the beach. Which beach I choose to visit depends on what I plan to do when I arrive, the tide/currents, and if I plan to stay on the sand or get in the water. Some places are peaceful and good for curling up with a book beneath a swaying palm tree. Others have interesting shells, broken off pieces of coral, and seaweed strewed across the beach. O’ahu doesn’t have any black sand beaches, but the beautiful sand that we do have varies in color and texture on different beaches. The kinds of waves range from the famous gigantic waves surfers love to ride on North Shore, to softly lapping water ideal for snorkeling.
What do you like to do at the beach?
A few shout-outs to some other entries that I like (taken from both challenges, so longer than usual):
- nosteptooloose’s travel theme entry shares a diverse landscape of beaches in Portugal, followed up by some additional photos in a Wild Weekly entry.
- ronmayhewphotography shows us very serene and colorful beaches in the Bahamas.
- theretiringsort shows beaches from around the world, including some cute bird footprints from nearby Waikiki Beach.
- ceephotography shares multiple gorgeous photos of the Oregon coastline.
- drieskewrites shows a perspective on the ocean from through an old rock wall.
- photosandpursuits has a beautiful sunset silhouette photo of someone on the beach.
- figuringitoutinecuador takes us inside the curl of the wave on a chilly-looking beach in Ecuador.
- moondustwriter gazes down from a hilltop at a bright California beach.
- salmonfishingqueen shows multiple beaches around the world, including here in Hawai’i, and a cute comfy bird.
- journeyingwithjoy takes us on a trip to Zanzibar for a glimpse of the local culture.
- captgabby gets up close to a crab and a shipwreck on the Georgia coast.
- leoslog shows a perspective on a clam shell that makes it seem larger than it really is.