Making the Most of Gray Beach Days

No one ever outgrows the child-like disappointment of a planned beach day that comes up rainy or too cloudy. One advantage we have here in Florida is that as long as it’s not raining, gray beach days can be very warm, even in early spring. So as long as there’s no lightning and we have an easy escape route in case it starts, we go anyway.

We favor Gulf beaches, even though Atlantic is closer. The Atlantic beaches straight east from central Florida don’t seem to be cared for as well. And the Gulf water tends to be warmer. Also,we know the good parking areas, the clean county park bathrooms for changing, and the tasty seafood restaurants up the coast.

Remember, just because it’s cloudy doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen. Ow.

Floridians understand how to get the best out of a mediocre beach day.

Floridians understand how to get the best out of a mediocre beach day.

I was so in watching this guy through the lens that I forgot to untilt the horizon.

I was so involved in watching this guy through the lens that I forgot to untilt the horizon.

He wrung excitement out of every breeze.

He wrung excitement out of every breeze.

Joseph figures the beach is where your hair is *supposed* to be messed up.

Joseph figures the beach is where your hair is *supposed* to be messed up.

Speaking of gray...

Speaking of gray…

Sand engineering is a family tradition.

Sand engineering is a family tradition.

One of the owners

One of the owners

Sky, surf and sea oats offered some good chances for camera experiments.

Sky, surf and sea oats offered some good chances for camera experiments.

SeaOats_VeryGrey

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