When I was in high school and college, going to the beach was a must-do summertime activity. I could wear a bathing suit in public and I was single. I think that says all you need to know, right?
It’s been a long time since either of those things were true, but my love affair with the ocean has continued throughout the years. The difference is that I can now afford to get a room overlooking the ocean and we go either early in the spring or after Labor Day to avoid both the heat and the crowds.
This was the first time in three years that we were able to go to Virginia Beach and we planned our October visit so we could see the results of the Neptune Festival which included an invitational sand sculpture contest.
They put all the contestants under a big tent for the first time, which meant the sculptures would last past the weekend of the contest and we were able to enjoy them without the crowds of the actual event. I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you.
Makes you feel like a slacker, don’t they? That was okay with me – doing absolutely nothing was exactly the reason I came to the beach.
Other than visiting the sand sculptures, I sat on our balcony and watched the ocean or sat on the boardwalk and watched the ocean or walked out on the sand and watched the ocean. Within hours, I could feel the tension leaving my body and my mind.
Are you an ocean junkie?
To see all the results, you can visit their Web site: http://www.neptunefestival.com/201