Beach Day, Nantucket!

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Yesterday, after a hearty breakfast at the Even Keel Cafe, we did some random shopping along Nantucket (window shopping really) we then commenced to full vacation mode, and headed to the beach.

Nantucket Candy Store

Nantucket Candy Store

Below is the Jared Coffin house, which is a ship captain's house (or was) in the heart of downtown Nantucket. Ship captains' like to show their wealth by using heavier (=costlier to build) building supplies, such as brick.

Jared Coffin House

Jared Coffin House

Now, I live about a mile from the beach in Jacksonville Beach, on the long side, so when I go to the beach with friends down there, it's a low key event. You bike, bring a chair and a towel, and something to read. We can't legally drink on the beach, to there are few to no coolers. Oh, and you can drive on the beach in St. Augustine, however, not on any of our Jacksonville/Neptune/Atlantic/Ponte Vedra Beaches, which naturally limits our abilities. We do have public parking adjacent to many of our beach accesses.

Well, going to the beach on Nantucket is kind of like tailgating, apparently!

First step: load up vehicle.

Second step: drive to beach access. Yesterday's choice=Surfside.

Third step: release proper amount of air from tires to facilitate driving on sand. Proper PSI=18 lbs.

Fourth step: find your spot in the sun, and enjoy.  We had, along with books and of course our phones:

  • Crudite tray
  • Sandwiches
  • Salty, crunchy snacks
  • Chairs
  • Towels
  • Beach Blanket
  • Beverages (including 3 vodkas, several mixers, key limes, rum, muddling equipment for mojitos)
  • Portable generator

We had a great time, even though for a Southerner like me these days, the breeze was a bit cool, and the Atlantic a frigid 73 (that's wetsuit weather in Jacksonville Beach, FL!), we all got some color and had fun.

Surfside "frigid" surf!

Surfside Surf

 

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!

 

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Carol Zingone
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I forget to mention: muddling is the gentle intro of mint to mojito!

July 21, 2011 08:18 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Nantucket is one of those places that lives in the Fairytale Factory of my mind!  I don't know why exactly, but it does!  And the house in the top photo is precisely the type of architecture I would expect to see.

July 22, 2011 12:33 AM
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Carol Zingone
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Myrl - it is gorgeous; if you ever get the chance, visit, it is SO worth it!

July 22, 2011 07:12 AM
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Thanks Carol for the explanation. Now I'm going to muddle the Captain Morgans into my coke acola :) lol ( J )

July 27, 2011 04:35 PM
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Allen - love it! remember the mint :-)

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