The aquatic life is one full of adventure.
There is nothing better than waking up, walking over to the patio and looking at the ocean.
I can do it for hours on end.
Recently, we took a family vacation to Destin, Florida.
We had not been there in 20 years.
The area is called the Emerald Coast.
The water has this amazing emerald green color and the beaches are the whitest, powdery beaches you will ever walk on.
It rivals the 7-mile beach in the Cayman Islands.
My wife and I went for a walk one morning and aquatic life was noticed quickly.
As we were walking we noticed some globs of something that had washed up.
We were curious what the heck it was.
As we got closer and did a close-up inspection, we determined it was a jellyfish.
It was not alive and had been there for a bit.
Other families started walking up and taking note of the jellyfish and one gentlemen poked it a bit to determine if indeed it was no longer alive.
We sat there in amazement at what we were seeing, as we are mid-westerners that just don’t get to see aquatic life like this every day.
We see lots of cows, pigs, corn fields and such, but NEVER any jellyfish.
As we walked a bit further, we saw another one.
The same thing.
It was not alive and the seagulls had arrived to make a meal of it.
That walk, with my wife, was priceless and one I hope to add to our daily routine as we get closer to retirement.
We certainly look forward to sharing the other aquatic life we saw on that trip.
The school of dolphin were priceless to see from the balcony and a memory I will never forget.