#Fri Fotos: SAND

10 Feb

Toes in the sand at Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

In the colder months of winter, we all dream of sunny, warm places away. Places where we can sink our toes into the sand.

I was lucky enough to experience the pristine beaches of Turks and Caicos. Grace Bay Beach is one of the best beaches I’ve planted my feet on. No peddlars; gorgeous turquoise waters and utter relaxation.  Here’s a few pics:

The view from the patio at lunch. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

Little Water Cay, also known as Iguana Island, in Turks and Caicos

Then there’s the West Coast. I absolutely loved the beaches of Santa Monica and wanted to spend all day soaking up the atmosphere near the pier.

Santa Monica!

Santa Monica Pier

In the “near” section of this theme, Toronto has an area called The Beaches or The Beach, located in the east end of the city.

It really feels like a mini village here and in the summer everyone flocks to the beach. So though we may not have the best beach (or sand) nothing beats a hot summer day with a great friend and some strawberries.

Our dismal Kew Beach in Toronto compared to the other beaches in the world.

And a P.S. playing scrabble on the beach really does bring the boys to the yard, not the milkshakes!

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2 Responses to “#Fri Fotos: SAND”

  1. Andres March 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Love the pics from Turks ! It is such a wonderfull destination , a great spot to check out outside of the general tourist zone is da conch shack ! Amazing food , good ol ex pat run the place . I love the live conch experience , they show you how to chuck your on conch , no pun intended .

    And. For a true islander experience they have to make you try the pistol part of the conch !

    Ps I hope to get the gnome ! I promise to always face it to its home

  2. nearafar March 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Thanks for the comment! Da conch shack is super touristy but it’s good fun where the local go too. 🙂

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