Greetings all! My newest adventure has taken me to Daytona Beach!
Now, though this is not my first time visiting Daytona but this is the first time that I have seen it off-season and seeing these beach towns off season is like visiting a ghost town. It is crazy to see these places that have hundreds of thousands of people who come through them during the summer become ghost towns during the “non-winter” months…which is more like two weeks.
Okay…back to exploration of Daytona…
My second or third night here I got to go out and explore the area. Once again my first area to explore was the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse which is Florida’s tallest lighthouse and second tallest lighthouse in the country. I promise I will stop posting about lighthouses once we move off of the East Coast but until then I am enjoying being able to see so many lighthouses. I have always had a love of lighthouses but I grew up inland and wasn’t privy to seeing lighthouses.
After I finished snapping my heart out at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse I wanted to check out the beach front of Daytona. Now, of course, seeing the beach off-season, at night, on a weekday will totally change the feel of this Floridian Destination hot spot…to looking like something out of an old Western movie with a tumbleweed rolling across the boardwalk. Nevertheless, it was still a cool spot to check out…even at night.
I walked down the boardwalk leading to Joe’s Crab Shack I was thankful that the midnight tide was rolling in because it allowed me to catch some REALLY amazing long exposure photography pieces. This is what I truly love to do, being able to walk around to explore a location and have the time to capture it exactly how I want too.
There was not a lot to see on the beach at night but sitting out on the boardwalk with nothing but the sound of crashing waves hit the posts of the pier, I was happy that there was no one else around. I have found that when you are able to have just a simple moment of peace a moment that soothes the soul you tend to be in a better state of mind. I have missed the ocean. I have only been away from it for a few weeks but when I see the waves rolling onto the beach I am quickly reminded on how much I miss the ocean.
Traveling Photographer Out!