*Photos from the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm
I love this shot of the iconic Saint Augustine lighthouse…looks like home to me!
This post includes a few of the photos I took for the SAYC youth sailing camp earlier this month.
My son attended this camp and had a fantastic time! I was out there shooting photos a couple days in a row and the first had nice wind and the kids were having a blast. Unfortunately, the second day wasn’t quite as much fun. Check out the water…smooth as glass. Not very exciting if you’re in a sailboat!
I got some of the best photos of the kids out on the water. I absolutely love taking action shots, when my subjects are involved in an activity and don’t even know the camera is there. The enjoyment on their faces is so genuine and pure.
Last night we took the red train tour through old Saint Augustine and viewed the Christmas lights.
Included with our train tickets were these nifty glasses that made every light bulb look like a gingerbread man. Pretty awesome.
This was the first time we rode the trolley to see the holiday decorations and it was festive and really fun! They blared Christmas carols through the trolley cars and we all sang along at the top of our lungs and screamed Merry Christmas at the pedestrians our trolley driver narrowly missed running over.
It’s a good thing we had the lights and carols to tip us off because the weather hardly felt like Christmas last night. It was 80 degrees at 8 pm and, as usual in Florida, the attire of choice was flip flops, tank tops, and daisy dukes.
Ho Ho Ho.
After getting rained out on Friday, our surf lesson finally happened on Sunday morning.
We met Dustin from Saint Augustine Surf School on Crescent Beach for the first surf lesson either of us had ever taken in our lives.
I’ll tell you right now, for me, this was a humbling experience.
For my Soul Sista…well, she snapped to her feet like a jungle cat and rode her very first wave all the way to shore.
I fell off my surf board approximately 535 times before finally figuring out how to stand up.
And then I rode a few waves all the way into shore too.
It was a good day for us both. I just had a slower start. ☺
This photo would be so much better if my eyes were actually open (doh!)
According to his website, Dustin is the owner and head instructor of Saint Augustine Surf School and has been coaching people how to surf since 1998. He may be a surfer first and an instructor second, but I found him to truly possess the gift of teaching. He understands that successfully instructing someone is both a physical and mental endeavor. There was no doubt in his mind that I’d be able to surf during our lesson, and therefore no doubt in my mind either.
I’m probably not meant to be a world class surfer, but I’m certainly looking forward to seeing Dustin again and giving surfing another try. I think the All Moms Surf Camp has my name written all over it.