Last Sunset of 2013 (NOT)

  After finishing up the year’s last conference call, the last email, the last spreadsheet review, and while East Coast monkeys were queuing up for a good spot in Times Square, Kongo headed out to Sunset Cliffs in late afternoon to capture the last sunset of 2013.  As the image above suggests, that didn’t work out so well.  But there were other good things before the fog rolled in.  Read on to see. Advertisements

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

This week the WordPress Photo Challenge is The Hue of You, designed to focus those who accept the challenge to focus on different hues of light.  Kongo took this image last weekend from the balcony of a rented beach house in Carlsbad, California where this group on the beach took in the sunset hues of orange and purple.

East Coast Sunset

During August, the monkey took a well deserved break from travel and pretty much stayed close to home.  Well, those days are now in the rear view mirror.  This week Kongo spent a few days at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort and Spa in Jacksonville, FL for some monkey business meetings.  (Honest, there were no golf clubs in Kongo’s carry-on).  After enjoying several recent sunsets on the the West Coast, it was interesting to see the differences to those on the East Coast of Florida.

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Beaches

A harbor seal enjoys the beach at La Jolla, California.  See more beaches from Ailsa’s followers at her weekly blog theme site at Where’s My Backpack.  Read on to see a few more of Kongo’s favorite beaches.

Finally, A Few Florida Birds

Kongo spied this Great Blue Heron strolling along Redington Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. What magnificent birds these guys are. Kongo also spotted a clutch of Brown Pelicans, some cormorants, and some young gulls who were as curious about the monkey as he was about them. Florida beaches really do live up to the advertising hype. Wide, white, powdery, and well groomed. Next time Kongo is in the area he’s going to bring his flip-flops.