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Okaloosa

The Florida Panhandle Coast is surprisingly clean and uncrowded, considering we went in June. Most mornings saw a few beach goers and barely anyone in the water. Here a lone surfer made an excellent subject for me!

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Kites

Did you fly kites as a kid? I have a funny story. I remember flying kites on a trip back to India. We were on the beach, in Chennai, in 1995 or 1996, and several of my cousins were flying kites. My cousin Sushil decided it would be awesome to run at me with his kite and cut my kite with his kite’s string. Well, it worked, and I was UPSET. I think I cried for like 30 minutes! I had a personal attachment to this kite and now it was lost to the winds of the Indian Ocean!

Anyway, I think back now and laugh. And then get mad at Sushil.

A couple of weeks before our beach trips and I went to Costco and made Jeremy buy me a giant dragon kite. Well, it was a worthy investment because not only was it huge, it was awesome!

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Sunsets

One thing Florida is wonderful for is sunsets. Clouds oddly shaped by boisterous winds adorn golden linings in the evening hours.

Miramar beach : crowded in the most pleasant way, made it a people watching goldmine. Kites, sandcastles, and lovers walking hand in hand framed the spectacular sunsets. The crab hunters came out at the end of the day and the scene was altogether stunning.

The sunset at it's most golden state, with the sun still in the sky and the sands glowing bronze.

The sunset at it’s most golden state, with the sun still in the sky and the sands glowing bronze.

The sun has disappeared beneath the horizon, leaving strips of gold and blue, like chrome on a new car.

The sun has disappeared beneath the horizon, leaving strips of gold and blue, like chrome on a new car.

The sun is gone, the colors darken, and it's just perfect timing for some crab hunting.

The sun is gone, the colors darken, and it’s just perfect timing for some crab hunting.

Ajay and Gopika pose romantically for me. The city lights are all on now, and the sun is just a glowing presence on the underbellies of the clouds.

Ajay and Gopika pose romantically for me. The city lights are all on now, and the sun is just a glowing presence on the underbellies of the clouds.