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Beach break… A pause in the heavy workload

You hit the end of the holidays, Christmas is over, New Years is over, and the Valentine’s candy is already gracing the shelves of the super market, all the anxiety and stress of getting through the “major” holidays is over, for a couple months.  And yet I have somehow managed to increase my stress level to record highs!

This whole journey of hiking the AT is no small potatoes, so I decided to enter myself in a contest for an opportunity to win a HUGE sponsorship package for my thru hike.  The contest seemed simple enough, make a video explaining: why you are thru hiking the AT, why you want the sponsorship, and why would you hike ALL 2189 miles!  (Here is where I apologize for not keeping up with blogging but I was buried under an assignment) As simple as these questions seem I was at a loss.  I know why I want to hike the AT and I know why I want the sponsorship (who DOESN’T want a sponsorship?!!!) but HOW do I put this into words without boring the viewer.  I spent days upon days coming up with a theme, a common thread to carry you through all 90 seconds of video.  With a less than 24 hours to shoot, assemble and post the rush was on — wonderful people stepped in to help with shooting the video and helping me overcome my technological ineptitude in assembling it.   At this point it has been sent in for review IF it makes it through the first batch of selection it will be posted tomorrow for viewer VOTING!

(Here is my shameless plug)  PLEASE CHECK IN TOMORROW FOR AN UPDATED BLOG POST WITH A LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE YOU CAN VOTE FOR A FAVORITE VIDEO (PICK ME! PICK ME! and share with friends)

happy days

happy days

To unwind from this I took a day.  A day to get the camera out and just play!  So after much time spent indoors working on a laptop (which almost grew wings multiple times) I went to the beach.  Here is a photo story of the day – and I know they ALL look the same to you – but Star was enjoying herself as was I, so who’s to complain.

 

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Rye Beach, NH Looking out at Isle of Shoals and a tanker

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The bounce

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What’s a little water in January?

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Not even a moments hesitation!

HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY!

HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY!

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Look mom! I got it!

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The ever present tongue “photo bomb”

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More than an hour into our cold beach time and she was still at it!

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“you try eating that much sand and see what happens to you!”

 

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Forever happy with her ball! She may need to attend “chuck-it anonymous”

Pebble frozen in place

Pebble frozen in place

Love the view!

Love the view!

 


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A day in Textures

We all have our own place where we are happy and find peace.  The past couple days have been filled with beach walks for me and my dog.  A chance to run free, feel the sand beneath our feet, and appreciate the little treasures offered up by our world.

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