Life at the Beach

Green Flag: Calm surf conditions, peligro bajo, condiciones calmas
Yellow Flag: Moderate surf conditions, exercise caution, peligro medio resaca moderada corrientes fuertes, tenga cuidado
Yellow Flag with black jellyfish: Portuguese man-of-war warning
Purple Flag: Dangerous marine life , vida marina peligrosa
Red Flag: Strong surf, strong currents, peligro alto, resaca alta corrientes fuertes Read about rip currents.
The days are longer and getting hotter.  The guards leave at 5 p.m. and the beach is just filling up with a new group of people.   It’s a different crowd, they’ve worked all day.  A trip to the beach for the entire family is a treat.  For myself I prefer the early morning as the water is still cool and refreshing.   “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun.” a phrase attributed to Noel  Coward  “relating how the natives deal with the heat”.
We are lucky enough to live within a mile of the beach.   If I had to guess the late comers are not swimmers.  School starts in 10 days, make the most of it.Have you seen the life guards lately, are they mad?  Long sleeves in this heat. It’s not like they work on South Beach with air conditioned guard huts. Haven’t they heard of  SPf 50 (sun protection factor)  If I was to be rescued I wonder how long it would take them to take of a sticky T-shirt with long sleeves and hit the water.  Way to long.  Besides isn’t part of going to the beach, the thrill of seeing their beautiful bodies.Now for my pet peeve.  Trash left on the beach.  When I get there early  I see the guards do a clean up.  Is that part of the job description for our life guards?  Many many thanks guys.  My peeve is not with them its with the machine that buries the trash rather than sifts it. Have you ever stepped on a piece of buried glass or bottle cap. 

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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2 Responses to Life at the Beach

  1. sam says:

    I think our beach needs more beach side trash cans. Many times, especially at the end of the day, the trash bins are overflowing and some of that trash falls out and gets blown back to the beach or ocean.

    I don’t think that is an excuse for not taking your trash with you (and if the bin is overflowing take it with you in your car and throw it away when you get home) but our beach could be cleaner if we had more bins and/or the bins were emptied mid-day.


  2. Betty Guerin says:

    Well said. In Ft. Meyers Beach that is done and seldom do you ever have a littered beach.


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