Pull Up A Seat At The Beach

XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’ is now in its 43rd week and I’m really enjoying taking part in it.

I’ve chosen a few seats at the beach for this week. On a trip back home from Key West, we stopped for lunch at a beach restaurant in Islamarada. The grandchildren had fun playing on this swinging seat. Little Max swung it so hard that we had to rescue the salt and pepper pots.


These shady seats on the beach there also looked very inviting.


Back in Umhlanga, South Africa, a couple were enjoying sitting on one of the many benches, watching the waves and a lone fisherman.


Further along that same promenade, this guy didn’t look terribly comfortable lying on a hard wooden bench. Maybe he was working his abs.


Here’s a very rustic picnic spot on the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.


Our resort in Phuket had a lovely balcony with seats and umbrellas overlooking the beach.


I hope you’re having a relaxing week. To join in XingfuMama’s seat challenge, just click the link.




Bench Series#18: A rough bench in Manuel Antonio

I shouldn’t really be sitting here on my computer, but I just had to post this pic for Jude’s Bench Series, whilst she’s still looking for ‘Benches on the beach’. I found this bench in the Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. We’d been for a hike through the park, and came down onto this deserted stretch of beach, which as you can see is rather wild and unkempt. Not a sunbathing type of beach, or an ice cream vendor’s paradise.


Right, now that’s done, I must get back to my packing. It’s really difficult deciding which shoes to take and which to leave behind. Decisions, decisions.



Climbing up through the trees.

“It’s not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Picture taken on a wonderful hike through the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. I wish I’d counted the number of steps up and down. I could have entered for the Guinness Book of Records! A really great work out for the leg muscles.