Sunday, October 4, 2009

one more time

Summer is officially over. But with triple-digit temperatures, we decided to escape the heat for a final beach trip last weekend... our favorite Santa Cruz spot.

Perfecting the art of sandcrab-catching.


Is there any better feeling than being buried in warm sand?

A group of dolphins hung out just a few yards away from us the whole day, and a few sea lions were riding the waves, too. I told the kids that because of all the "nice" sea animals swimming around, there were likely no sharks in the area. I even spent a lot of time actually swimming in the ocean- like under water.
And then we got home and read this.

10 comments:

L. Shanna said...

SCARY!!! Glad you got to enjoy your day, though.

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

CRAZY!!!! As much as I love sharks I wouldn't want to be swimming with great whites! Glad you guys had fun and were safe, though!

Aurora said...

YIKES!! That is exactly why I don't swim in the CA oceans! At least you had a fun day. :)

Tanya said...

We live in a waterfront community BUT we don't have sharks! THAT IS FREAKY!! Kinda gives you the chills :}

Trish said...

freaky!

Danielle said...

Aww, how fun! Can't believe I didn't get a chance to go to Santa Cruz this summer.

Polka Dot Moon said...

EEEKKKKKK!!!!! My biggest fear.....sharks! JAWS forever changed my life!!! I barely go up to my ankles in water. And I tried to "overcome" my fear and became a certified Scuba Diver and took my open water test/dive in S. Cal. south of Catalina. A VERY long story, but a few days after the dive - a great white was spotted!!!

Never dove again!

Laura said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stay out of the water, please....

Kate said...

It was scary to hear the shark was there the same time we were, but I do love dolphins, so it was so cool to see them!!!

Kim said...

I love Santa Cruz, and lived in Capitola for a while but I didn't know there were sightings of sharks there. Yikes. Glad you had a safe trip!