Saturday, December 17, 2011

Getting priorities straight.....!!

This is a familiar scene along the beaches, the sign for 'rocks no swimming' in the right hand corner of the top picture, never deters the hardened (?) surfers although in some places it can be treacherous BUT what made me chuckle was, even though the surfer in the shot below is cruising over imminent danger, he DID remember to put his hat on to guard against the hot sun haha! Got to get things in perspective I guess.....!!

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  1. How wonderful a place it must be, yet tonight there was a report on the evening news, about a surfer attacked by a shark in Australia.
    Miss going swimming. Please have a good weekend.

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  2. Oh, I do love that BLUE water and the sunshine! And one does have to keep their priorities straight -- sunburn or rocks????? Hope you and your family have a great weekend, Grace! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. Oh, that water looks so inviting!

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  4. In another life I would like to have been a surfer!

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  5. Thank you for your offer Grace. You have no idea how much I miss more than anything else the smell of the ocean. BTW, the painting was set outside on the sidewalk. I think it was really meant to be street art. (no doubt someone could have easily pick it up last night)

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  6. When I look at your summer pictures, often the first thing that pops into my head is the theme from Hawaii Five-0 (which you may or may not have heard of). Then the Beach Boys - everybody's gone surfin'...Not what we understand here in the middle of North America.

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  7. I never got into surfing. Do you surf, Grace? Your public is awaiting a photo of you on a board.

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  8. As a teenager, surfing was a weekend activity on the Atlantic beach off Sea Island. The water was not nearly as beautiful as these azure waves of Australia!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. The water in your shots is certainly wonderful, Grace. I am not certain what it is with some people. They are warned, and yet, if they come to grief they want to sue the authorities because the warning was inadequate in some way.

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  10. Oh my, the recklessness of youth!

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  11. Sunshine and sea, how wonderful.
    The ambulance taking the daft away might spoil the view right enough.

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  12. Hello, great pleasure to go through your beautiful space, I wanted to greet you this holiday season, so you can understand the reading I have a translator on my blog Brisa poetic
    Happy Holidays!
    a hug.

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  13. :o)
    In the second picture, the guy seems to be flying with his arms!
    And I , Oh, love this so blue sea!

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  14. I would find it irresistible despite the sign...

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  15. we spend our entire lives doing that, don't we?

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  16. Very funny! Some people never learn or they're just plain stoopid or ?

    We have the same problem here...and every year a number of folks drown off our beaches or get bit by sharks because they don't follow the instructions of the lifeguards or signs...

    Beautiful waters...and most of the time we don't have such wonderful waves. Don't know why.

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  17. And they look to have a very attentive audience of seagulls too!

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  18. Great images Grace. I guess they get used to weaving their way through the maze of rocks. Ouch!

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  19. Greetings from an Amish community in Pennsylvania, I'm just checking out different blogs and thought id leave a comment. Happy holidays to everyone as well. Richard from Amish Stories

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  20. Surfers are always so daring! Our surfers always hit the surf when a typhoon is heading our way...I guess that's passion. But personally I'd run the other way :D

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  21. Schöne Bilder vom Meer. Schilder mit verboten werden oft übersehen.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  22. Gorgeous. Only a very confident surfer wears a baseball hat.

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  23. Isn't Australia one of the premier locals for surfers? By and large, hard core surfers can be a bit territorial. Where I live, there was a period where they were becoming violent. Often they're Peter Pan boys. The sons of wealthy parents who, live in their parents pool house, and refuse to grow up.

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  24. Haha! That's surfer attitude to life.... ;-)

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  25. I love the bottom shot, perfect timing on your part!!

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  26. Hi Grace,
    I don't know if i like more the see or the surfers... so good, and sad from Europeans... it's so cold here ! ciao

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  27. Hilarious !

    My son used to surf over rocks in a spot called Crackneck point and he wasn't wearing a sun hat either... So far so good.

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