Category Archives: Beach

I am starting my California vacation at a house – close enough to the beach to walk there barefoot – in Marina del Rey. Last night we went up to Santa Monica pier (which is where Route 66 ends – I did not know that) and I had stuffed shrimp at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co..
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Today a few of us hired a driver and went to the Bali Bird Sanctuary, had lunch, and did a little bit of shopping before returning to the hotel where I went out to enjoy the pool and beach one last day. Dinner tonight was at a restaurant called Balinique. The peach colored Cockatoo below.
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I started my day, as usual, with way too much breakfast at the buffet. Hard to resist, it’s so good. They have fresh squeezed juice in any combination you want. I’ve been getting pineapple and orange. After eating too much I went on my morning walk on the beach. Today, though, I walked all the.
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Today we took a boat cruise to the island of Nusa Penida. The boat tied up to a large pontoon where we could go snorkeling, banana boating, use the water slide, or take another boat over to the island. I took the boat over to the island where there was a small amount of shopping.
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Sights from my morning walk on the beach – fishermen bringing their boat in, a procession (with flags and music) of some kind, and the local dogs playing on the beach.                 In the afternoon I went to the Elephant Safari Park where I rode, pet, and fed an elephant. Very.
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