Category: Beach Lovers

January 23rd Birthday Love: Hans Hass

Documentary filmmaker, diver, and marine biologist Hans Hass was born on this day January 23, 1919 in Vienna, Austria. Hass had a passion for sharks, as well as other sea life like coral reefs, stingrays, and octopuses, and shared the ocean’s beauty via photography and film with captivated audiences. “I love you,” I whispered into the …

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January 16th Birthday Love: Anthony Hecht

American poet Anthony Hecht was born Anthony Evan Hecht on this day January 16, 1923 . He fought in WWII, and his works often reflected the toll of the war and the holocaust. One of his most famous poems, The Dover Bitch, is a reply to Matthew Arnold’s poem Dover Beach, a poem where Arnold decries …

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Places to See: Dramatic & Strikingly Unconventional Big Sur

If you love dramatic scenery, rugged coastlines, and rocky shores, Northern California’s Big Sur area will blow you away! Big Sur is approximately 90 miles of relatively isolated and sparsely populated scenic views, with the Santa Lucia Mountains dropping precipitously toward the Pacific Ocean’s crashing waves below. A visit to Big Sur will find you …

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10 Easy Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog

Dogs need physical along with mental stimulation. Regrettably, numerous pet owners often tend to focus on offering their dog exercise and disregard providing their pet with much-needed mental stimulation. Dogs lacking mental stimulation will certainly get bored and find ways to “amuse” themselves with bad habits such as a lot of barking, whining, tail-chasing, chewing …

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November 19th Birthday Love: Joanne Kyger

The Crystal in Tamalpais In Tamalpais is a big crystal. An acquaintance told me the story. A Miwok was giving his grandfather’s medicine bag to the Kroeber Museum in Berkeley. He said this man took him over the mountain Tamalpais, at a certain time in the year. I believe it was about the time of …

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November 5th Birthday Love: James Elroy Flecker

The Welsh Sea Far out across Carnarvon bay,Beneath the evening waves,The ancient dead begin their dayAnd stream among the graves.Listen, for they of ghostly speech,Who died when Christ was born,May dance upon the golden beachThat once was golden corn. And you may learn of Dyfed’s reign,And dream Nemedian talesOf Kings who sailed in ships from …

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Classic Maritime Seafood Chowder

For most of us, the transition from summer to fall can be tough. Long, sunny days and trips to the beach or pool are quickly replaced by cold, dark nights spent trying to warm up. As temperatures drop, we reach for comforting heartier dishes and recipes featuring in-season produce. To make the transition a little …

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October 8th Birthday Love: Blake Morrison

Covehithe The tides go in and outBut the cliffs are stuck in reverse:Back across the fields they creep,to the graves of Covehithe church. From church to beachWas once a hike.Today it’s just a stroll.Soon it’ll be a stone’s throw. And that path we tookAlong the cliffs has itself been taken,By winter storms.The wheat’s living on …

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Beach Walks: Top Ten

Walking on the beach can be romantic or exhilarating. There are so many fantastic American beaches to walk on it’s difficult to choose just ten. My criteria were pretty simple: the beach had to be on an ocean, not a lake, the beach had to be near stores or a town square and, most assuredly, …

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The Best Little Beach Towns in the United States: Ogunquit, Maine

The United States is full of wonderful beach towns, hidden and well-known. While every beach town has a different flavor, they’re all united by their beautiful beaches. Ogunquit, Maine is a small town located on Maine’s southern coast. Only 75 miles north of Boston, it’s easily accessible from many major cities in the United States …

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