How we arrived at this destination. An Amazing Story Where God's Design and Our Dreams Met and my latest story Goose Freedom. And, don't miss a really touching story at godsgotme.com by Chrisine Paul.
Selected daily photos of a morning sunrise from Fernandina Beach by Ernest Chaplin can be seen under the Our Blessings tab.
The Fernandina Beach Fire Department's Division of Ocean Rescue wanted to share a few beach lightning safety tips as shared by beachunter.net.
If you are out on the beach when a thunderstorm approaches:
•Parents are responsible for their children and should teach them responsibility and beach etiquette too.
•Don’t feed the seagulls. It may be fun for the birds, but all it does is create a spectacle and disrupts the fun for the humans.
•Make sure your umbrella is secure. A poorly secured umbrella can quickly become a dangerous projectile with just the right amount of wind.
•Don’t pump up the music. The ocean waves provide a soundtrack to the beach that many enjoy, especially while sunbathing or reading a book. They don’t need to hear your song.
•Keep your space. Don't park yourself and your umbrella in front of someone already with claimed space.
•Smoke in the right spot. Not everyone wants to inhale second hand smoke. Pick up your butts too. They are trash!
•The bathroom is the bathroom. Not the ocean. A toilet is not far away.
•Play ball, but from afar. If you are going to play football, frisbee, volleyball, ladderball or other games, distance yourself from innocent sunbathers who don’t want to take a soccer ball to the face.
•Don’t leave holes. Kids love playing in the sand at the beach, and with that comes a fascination with digging holes at the beach. Fill them in so someone doesn't come along and fall due to a hole you or your children created.
•Pick up the trash. Whether it’s a sandwich wrapper or a little something left from your dog, your fellow beachgoers will appreciate you making sure it doesn’t get in their way.
•Watch out for fishermen. It’s a good idea not to swim near fishermen who are trying to catch dinner.
•Stay away from the turtle egg nest. Keep your children away too!
•Leave the beach better than you found it. It keeps it clean for everyone to enjoy after you leave.
•Biking at high tide is not a good idea for you and beach walkers alike.
•Dress for the area. Be aware of families and those with differing values than your own and be conservative with your beachwear.