It is rare that I go somewhere again. Sure, there are a few mileage runs where a good enough deal is out there that I buy five at a time. And occasionally I’ll visit a destination again when I feel like I haven’t yet spent enough time there. But those are rare. So you’d think that a destination I’ve been visiting more or less every year since I was 5 wouldn’t be so high on my list. And yet here I am, sitting on the balcony and watching the waves break at Crescent Beach, Florida. And I love it.
No, it isn’t the most popular beach in the world. Not by a long shot. And that’s one of the things which makes it great. Even at the most crowded it is reasonably quiet and relaxing. And while I’ve had a great time on some of the bustling beaches I’ve visited over the years on six continents, this is the one I keep coming back to.
Part of that, I’m sure, is familiarity. Part of it is convenience. And a big part of it is that I think the beach is stunningly beautiful.
But most of it is that I just happen to like this type of beach environment. Getting a couple hours all to myself and watching the sun come up certainly isn’t the worst way I’ve celebrated a birthday.
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