Tag: ocean

Beach Sand

Beach Sand

Keeping beaches sandy, and condos upright, on a bare, barrier island, requires mining sand from the ocean floor. Pumping it through a pipeline, to a distribution network on the beach. There, the sand/seawater slurry pools. And the seawater drains away, leaving the sand which is […]

Spring – Beach

Spring – Beach

With the first 90 degree day of the year, and a beach like this, it’s definitely spring in South Florida. Gone is the winter beach. And so are the Manatees. But those large fish don’t seem to mind. For a temperate climate dweller, these conditions […]

End of Winter – Beach

End of Winter – Beach

Winter beach no more. Not quite translucent, turquoise water, or summer heat yet. It’s the best beach time of the year. And many South Floridians know it. -dB

Turquoise Water – Not

Turquoise Water – Not

  Ah transparent turquoise water blended in an azure sea, framed by palm lined, white sand beaches, crystal sky, and a warm tropical sun. It’s a magical, delightful, intoxicating image and experience. But in the subtropics, the ocean isn’t alway this way. Today, it’s everything […]

Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

This time of year it gets hot and humid early. It’s best to have everything done by 10am. And spend the rest of the day chilling out. So, this morning, it was time for an early visit to the Ft. Pierce farmer’s market. Hadn’t been […]

After Hurricane Matthew

After Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane shutters are off. The streets are clear of debris. Things are returning to normal after hurricane Matthew passed by. But the ocean is another story. Except for one day, the ocean remains a mess: the water is murky it has a greenish-gray color […]

Free Diving, Climbing and Base Jumping

Free Diving, Climbing and Base Jumping

Could this be the ultimate underwater all-in-one adrenalin sport? Rather stay out of the abyss? Maybe walking on water is a great alternative. 😉 -dB

Free Diving

Free Diving

Many decades ago, long before the internet, and far away from any ocean where deep free diving people knew what they were doing, I did a little diving in a cold Wyoming lake. At first, it was just snorkeling down and around a few meters. […]