Friday, October 14, 2011

The last day at the beach.

Our last day at Brela Beach.  Sniff. 

Jethro snorkeled around, as usual.

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Look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.

-Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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I decided I would take the (tremendous) risk of taking my camera out on the mattress to get some pictures from on the water.  Alyna helped me and thankfully we didn’t sink the camera, or any children, and we even got some good pictures.

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Like these ones of Alyna diving.

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  Alyna took this one of Ethne. 

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More jumping pictures.  Here’s Brett:

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Here’s Alyna:

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And Jethro:

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Oh, what a wonderful place this was!!  That evening after I swam for awhile, I just layed on the beach for a long time.  Kathrin came out went for a swim and then was talking with me, and then Beat came out and he said, “Are you sure you’re not getting a sunburn?”  And I said, “I have to soak up enough of this sun to last me all winter,”  and he said, “Well, maybe you’ll have to get a sunburn.”  :)

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"I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought."
- Helen Keller

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Brett took these pictures the morning we left, before I was up.  When I saw this face on the camera I instantly looooooved it.  This kid is soooooooooooo cute!!!

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From the east to the west sped the angels of the Dawn, from sea to sea, from mountain-top to mountain-top, scattering light with both their hands.

-H. Ryder Haggard, She

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And driving away—our last glimpses of our beautiful temporary home. 

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For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. Cummings

5 comments:

Christal said...

what perfect pictures!! and so much fun sigh makes me want to hope on a plane and go there then I remember money and babysitters would be involved so instead I'll read about your adventures!! U have such a beautiful family!!! Keep having fun!

The Expat Wife said...

I really look forward to your blog posts, your photos are gorgeous and you have such a happy beautiful family

Andrea said...

How fun, Kayli! I love the photos of Brett and your friend and Jethro jumping off the rock! Now if I could just find a way to come join you...I loved the quotes too.

Andrea said...

Loved Hazel's face in the weird family pic. She's awesome. Tell her I said so. Also, ask Jethro what he's been reading lately. Ans

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful adventure. Loved the pics. I also love Hazel's face in the weird family pic. She's hilarious!!! The pics of jumping off the rock make you think they can't quite make it over the rock! Glad you had an awesome time. Love you.
Mom

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