Saturday, July 12, 2008

Howard Park for sunset

The four of us (Sean wasn't feeling well so he stayed home) went to Howard Park Island for sunset tonight. It's one of our favorite beaches, and it's only about ten minutes from our house. It was a beautiful sunset, and Bren and Erin had a great time playing frisbee for about an hour before it got dark. Erin's favorite thing to do at the beach now is to look for shells, and she always leaves with a huge collection.

This is the view of the island as you approach. It's about a one mile drive to get out to the island, and it's just beautiful.

Just after the sun set the dolphins came to shore. This is very common, and we always see them. They aren't afraid of people, and will come within just a few feet of you if you are in the water. They were about 15 feet away from a group of people that were swimming in the water when I started taking pictures. There was a pod of about six of them swimming around.

This sandhill crane was standing up on a hill overlooking the beach. He was small compared to many that we have around us, but in the picture with Erin you can see how big even this one was. He was about 3.5 feet tall. He was just so pretty.

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