|The Punta Tuna Lighthouse
I know I sound like a broken record when I say THIS is a favorite of ours. I KNOW!! We have so many favorites! It's a tough life! But really!
The thing we love about this beach is that there are also trails! They run east and west behind the beach, past the high tide mark, and hidden in the palm forest that lies between the beach and the wetlands. We have always done the trail going east, because it is longer... Next time we will go west. I promise!
It always feels somehow magical when we first emerge from the park area onto the beach. Today was no different. Our plan today was to walk east on the beach, looking for sea glass, of course... And then where the end of the palm trail joins the beach, we will go into the palm forest and follow that equally magical trail back to the car. It's about two miles from where we are parked on the road outside the park area today. For whatever reason, the gate was still locked so we couldn't drive into the parking area. But no worries... it just added a little more to our walk!
We found plenty of great sea glass along the upper part of the beach. But today's theme seemed to be a continuation of a favorite. Leaning Palms!! I just love how they handle adversity by just simply changing direction when life knocks them down!
|Flat over on its side, and still not touching the sand!
|And it didn't flinch when I sat on it!
|Sort of a Palm Tree Selfie-Stick!
|It's more of a trickle...
|Very jungle-esque! And a white egret is back there fishing!
After a brief break, we entered the palm forest and began our walk back to the car. I love the quiet majesty of this place. There's a hush here that seems unaffected by the not-so-distant roar of the waves nearby. Like even sound is impressed by the unofficial reverence of it.
|Some parts of the trail are less protected from the sea, but mostly the trail is hidden.
|A bed of morning glories
|I don't know why these fascinate me so!
|Many different forms of lichen grown in the palm forest.
|New to me ~ Calocera Viscosa I think.
|This is my entire glass collection. Time to get crafting!