Beach daze

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I guess we should start saying goodbye to summer at this point. My friend Michael and I went to Fort Tilden on a day that still felt very much like it- 93 degrees, tacos, my nose got a little pink and my ears still have sand in them a week later. I wouldn't say by nature I'm a beach girl, but with a little more tutelage, I could be trained. Namely, the acquisition of a large striped umbrella, a cooler filled with boozy lemonade things, the discovery of a legitimately nonsticky sunscreen and the calendar set back to June.
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There is a transcendent few minutes when you first jump into the ocean where the collective sweat and sunscreen that has melted on your skin turns slick. That's summer. When we first got into the water, Michael turned to me and said something to the effect of why did we waste so much time laying on the beach? It was my first swim in the ocean this year and it was overdue. Next year, Atlantic, you will be seeing more of me.


28 comments:

  1. beautiful photos, and now i am homesick for the beach!

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  2. yes!! i spent the whole of last winter dreaming about how i would spend the summer on the beach + in the water (of toronto island) and yet didn't make it there until just two weeks ago. i feel sort of like i missed out on summer, somehow, because of it. it feels weird to know that the days are getting shorter, and there will be no more swimming soon...

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  3. deadly photos as always Amy. I wish we had more hot days here (in Ireland) to actually enjoy the beach…though nothing beats a blustery story walk along the sand, and we get plenty of those I tell ya!

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  4. Beautiful pictures, too bad the beaches here in nyc are closed now since it's after labor day.

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  5. I love seeing amazing photos from a disposable... They turned out great!

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  6. I need one more good beach day before I'm ready to say goodbye to summer. I'm going to miss that kind of relaxation. There's just nothing like it.

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  7. It's always alarming to me how I can recognize beaches. There are no beaches in the world, anywhere else, that look like these! Maybe it's just because I've got ocean blood and I was born on those beaches but ugh! These pictures make my heart ache! The other day I was somewhere else entirely, different water and all, but the urge to jump in skirts and all was so strong I think I actually hurt. If only summer would stay!

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    1. Truth! I am finally getting the hang of summer, not ready for sweaters and plaid.

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  8. Gorgeous photos- The beach called me a lot more when I lived in Greece.I have been spoiled. Sea as warm as my bathtub and crystal clear to boot. Hm. The Pacific northwest just isn't the same. But I am learning to love it for different reasons. Long live the beach, wherever it might be!
    ;-)

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  9. Banana Boat spf 30 ultra defense sunscreen is nonsticky.

    Thank you for the lovely post that feels like being at the beach

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  10. I just like the way you write, so.

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    1. You're a beautiful writer so that means a lot, Ms Gallo.

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  11. when i saw this pictures i remembered this song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrgcRvBJYBE

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  12. Ohh these are beautiful! I want to live in them heh. The closest I've got to a beach this year is when me and my pals took a dip in the Welsh sea and then nearly died from pneumonia >_<. Thanks British Summer. xoxox

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  13. Aah, the beach. It feels like forever since I've been there. Perhaps I'll get there this summer?
    ~S.

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  14. oh, i loved your pictures and your post :)
    so, here's to next year's soaking up in the ocean!
    you should also try swimming throughout september and october.
    i think it's when the sea has the best temperature and you feel so alive :)

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  15. what an inspiration, I'm off to the beach!! :D

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  16. ah I miss those days! Thanks for sharing! Great photos! Can't wait for summer again... ;)

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  17. Oh what a lovely day at the beach! I'm not ready to say bye to summer just yet. :(

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  18. have you ever written a book? i would love to read a book you have written, your writing style is like an old friend and a perfect glass of wine.
    thanks

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  19. I live on Long Island and I haven't been in the ocean for at least 20 years. There's something about finding needles on the beaches that put me off swimming where the water's not clear enough to see the bottom. For me, winter is the best time to hit the beach. No people, the surf is crazy high, and the storms throw lots of cool beach glass and shells on shore for the finding. Also, no sunburn!

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