I have become something of a professional vacationer lately. I’ve hopped from Martha’s Vineyard straight to Myrtle Beach where I’m beach bumming all day and dancing all night with friends from Albany. While both destinations may be East Coast hot spots, they could not be any more different. It’s quite the contrast.
This is probably my seventh time here over the years; a recurring vacation spot thanks to my bestie Kristin’s family condo. I’m so happy to be back! Myrtle Beach is definitely a guilty pleasure.
Myrtle Beach is all about the condos. While they might not be as subtle at thatch-roof cabanas, they are a definite part of the landscape here.
I went for a long beach walk and came across almost a dozen dead stingrays washed up on the beach, a phenomenon covered by the local news. While I was sad to see some of my favorite little sea creatures in that state, it was interesting to get a close-up look!
Which photo is your favorite?
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I’m liking Photo B. What an unusual thing to see on the beach!
Thanks Rachel! Yes I’ve been here for years and never seen anything like it.
Love the stingray shot! So sad that you are so close yet so far away! ENJOY the beach!!!
Thanks girl! Yes so sad we aren’t crossing paths… next time 🙂
Photo A for me. The stingrays are such a sad sight.
Unfortunately the article about it wasn’t very scientific. I would be interested to know what caused such a phenomenon.
I think the stingrays win for me. Like you I am used to diving with them and like the close up.
I used to hang out with them all the time in the Cayman Islands 🙂 Love those guys!
Photo A…. those stingrays are creepy/sad!
When I read your comments I can hear your voice… makes me smile! Ha.
Photo B made me very sad too….
I remember once when I was living in Cayman there was one morning when thousands of baby filefish washed up on the beach. At the time there were all these scientists saying they had no explanation. Definitely sad but there is a weird science fiction aspect to these things that intrigues me….
I was hoping photo C was of you girls in the pool at 5 am 🙂
Laura are you here watching us?! Miss you!
A – Those sting rays leave me cold
Thanks for voting 🙂
Congrats on the Wash. Flyer news. Today is first time since 8/8 that my computer has worked. Are you still in NY? Have you heard anything about job?
I have a second interview tomorrow, made it to the final round! Hoping to know a final decision very soon…
a job?! How exciting! do tell us more
I’m a finalist for a job writing a dive guide to Malta. If I get it you’re sure to hear all about it 🙂
I like A
The architect likes the building photo… what a surprise 🙂
I really like both but will go with B. Definitely unusual and perhaps sad like some have mentioned but also a fact of sea life I’d guess. I live at the beach about an hour up the coast from MYR (hi!) and have seen some unusual beach sights like so many jellyfish washed up that you can’t avoid stepping on one (crazy!).
Hey there Cat, I thought about you on the beach today just an hour away! I sent you some smiles 🙂
If you are in Myrtle Beach, you really should head about an hour up Hwy 17 N and visit Wilmington. It’s my hometown and (as far as I am concerned) the best town on the Southeastern coast!
Unfortunately I leave tomorrow! However this is a reoccurring gestation for me, so I’ll keep that in mind for next time 🙂
B is sad, but a great shot. And best of luck with the job!
Thanks! Hopefully I’ll have more to reveal soon!