Full disclosure: This post was created as a way to console myself while family

members vacation (without me — scandalous!) in Outer Banks, NC this week.

Salt, Sun, Sand & Sea:

A Sizzling-Summer Pictorial



Live Life Well


Time to get away from the seemingly endless tabs on our web browsers for some good ol' beachcombing.


This post may make you want to break out your swimwear & swear you hear the sound seashells make in your ear.

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I'm Cindy & so very delighted

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Let’s go surfin’ now

Everybody’s learning how

Come on and safari with me.


Riding the power of a ripping wave offers one of life’s great natural rushes.

Blue forever into the horizon where sky & sea meet.


Bone-white, flour-fine sand & water as clear as a glass of vodka — so beautiful, it makes your head swim.

Can’t you just taste the salty freedom?

Sand dunes are an iconic image at the Jersey shore where I grew up , along with saltwater taffy,  boardwalk fries, and Mack & Manco's pizza. (I know I'm  in denial by refusing to acknowledge the venerable pizza joint's name change, but some things are just sacred.) What can I say? You can take the girl out of South Jersey, but you can't take the South Jersey out of the girl.




Creature from the Blue Lagoon


Long live the Salt, Sun, Sand & Sea of summertime…if only in my dreams.

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