Took ages to get the scanner and my computer working together properly (thus why I wanted the digital archive cd…) and of course Rite-Aid did a terrible job developing the photos, so I didn’t have much to work with. But at the end of the day: beach photos!

Having fun in the sand and waves

The photos are on flickr here. I didn’t scan all the photos, just the fun ones. Its probably the only time I’ll make it to the beach this summer, so I made the most of it. Miserably hot, though. Guess that’s what the waves are for! Despite all the trouble with Rite-Aid, I’m still going to hang on to the little waterproof camera. I stand by my previous statement- best 50 cents ever.

Beach!, originally uploaded by ducksRfriends.

Finally got to the beach this weekend. We stayed at Chris’ Aunt’s house in Rehoboth, Friday night into Saturday. I brought my waterproof camera (best 50 cents ever!) but since it takes real film, I have to wait for the prints… It was fun, but goodness gracious, so so very hot. The heat did get me to spend more time in the water than is my norm, thought, so it wasn’t all bad.

FishFish, originally uploaded by ducksRfriends.

Tricky fish (tank). It looks so nice and tropical, but really: painted blue background on a tank in a room made for presentations. I wonder if the fish can tell the difference.

I’m in need of a beach visit. Its been too long since I’ve curled my toes in the sand. It doesn’t even need to be warm out- I just want the sound of waves and the smell of the sea. Rainy days in the city are stifling and I’m feeling restless.

(PS- finished the blue dress this weekend. New straps and a pocket. I’ll post a photo when its sunny outside and I can set one up. Next up: figure out how on earth to manage the Alabama Chanin shirt stenciling without going batty.)

Look at all those boats

Originally uploaded by ducksRfriends

I finally got the photos from last year’s rafting trip developed. I bought a waterproof camera at a garage sale or flea market for about 50 cents, ages ago. I had no idea if it worked, but tested it out on this rafting trip. I ended up with a few exposures left, and being the thrifty girl I am, thought it would be a good idea to save the camera for my next water adventure. Of course, I opened the camera and exposed the more recent shots (I brought the camera to Rehoboth Beach, another vacation with Chris’ family) but at least it got me to develop this roll.
I had sort of forgotten about this trip all together. It was a lot of fun. Water fights with buckets, super cold water, and wetsuits that didn’t quite fit right. There’s something great about rediscovering old photos and remembering all the nuances of the trip.

It was fun plaing in the waves with the camera. The water was rather churned up, so none of the actual under water shots worked well. Just a big blurry mess. Perhaps one day I will make it to clear shores….

Vacations are always too short with too much in too few days. My fingers are crossed for a trip coming up in August, but this short one night beach trip will have to hold me over for now…. I got to curl my toes in the sand, play with my $1 underwater camera, read with waves crashing near by, and get more work done on my socks. Even the thunderstorm was nice, although it did chase us out of the water. Chris won me a monkey playing whack-a-mole. We have far too much fudge in the fridge. Overall, a successful two days.

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Did alot of walking around today, after meeting Christine for lunch. (Best salad ever…) But the nicest part of the day was when I almost-napped on the beach… waves and sand, how lovely.

Here’s the view from the Santa Monica pier. Also, I saw a guy who could have been a crackhead or Bubbles, the crackhead from the TV show The Wire. Hard to tell the difference in LaLaLand.

My camera can do this stitched-together panorama thing... sometimes works out, too!

My camera can do this stitched-together panorama thing... sometimes works out, too!