climbing the dunes

Saturday, September 1, 2018

when we got to the dunes, it was complete fog. After running down just a couple hundred feet, looking back all you could see was a faint ridge line and silhouettes of people at the top. Down, was pure white fog.
We knew it was about three miles down to the shore, but, knowing it would be one of those rare chances where we could actually go down, decided to go for it. (even though we knew that sometimes if people are unable to get up you have to hire a helicopter to come get you like lolol no thx)

TIP: if you run down a sandy dune, plz lean back lolol we saw a couple people flip and roll #oops
We asked a couple people hiking back up their opinion. "Its totally worth it. Five minutes to get down, two hours to get back up." "Its clearer when you get halfway down!" "You're not going to want to walk tomorrow, but its so worth it"

Sure enough, halfway down, you were able to see the water. SO. GORGEOUS. We have previously gone to this spot (but never climbed the dunes before) on a clear day, and, although it wasn't AS deeply blue, it was still gorgeous. plus it wasn't too hot and there was a soft breeze, so the sand wasn't scorching our bare feet.
Almost to the bottom, we stopped and laid a blanket out to eat our lunch on the dunes. (by now we've taken half a billion pics lol) After eating, we decided that we just couldn't come this far and NOT make it to the complete bottom, so we went for it.

Man, do I love the shore. We searched for stones, sat on the shoreline, waded, and skipped rocks at the bottom for about an hour.
then we had to go up, and lol, looking up we were all wondering "what in the world were we thinking" annndd then Julia goes "the first person to complain has to buy everyone ice cream," and since we were a large and teen/young adult group (lol not rich), no one complained the whole way up
"Oh man." Jackets came off and we dispersed all of our stuff we had brought down. We started up. After a couple hundred feet your heart was already pumping but with lots of breaks, sitting to take in the view, and spotify premium, we made it up.

It took us only 45 minutes, including breaks, to get back up. I was ALMOST the second of our group up, and then Julia runs past me at the last minute to get there before me *squints* XD
we all headed back to our cars to eat something and try and get some of the sand off of ourselves before going back to the look out point. and lol, when we saw how far we'd climbed we all agreed that if the fog hadn't been there, we probably wouldn't have gone down.

p.s. cutting down the pics for this post was haarrddd. I think I had like 100 pics just myself ha XD two of us had cameras, and then our whole group had phone cameras if that gives you any idea of how well this trip was recorded xD
^^ LOOK. JUST. LOOK. 

42 comments

  1. I love how you wrote this post, AND THOSE PICS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL oh my goodness.

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    1. aww thank you!! I was going to just post pics, but then I started writing and it just sort of happened lolol XD

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  2. Wow! That view is amazing! Where is that place? The water is so clear and blue! Sounds so fun!
    -Brooklyne

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    1. ikr?? its the most amazing place ever ;) its seriously lovely, and it was actually a lovely temp for wading <3

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  3. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL AND I JUST WANT TO PIN ALL THESE PHOTOS ON PINTEREST AND WRITE A STORY ABOUT THIS PLACE.

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    1. OHMYGOODNESS WOW THAT IS SUCH A HUGE COMPLIMENT AHHH THANK UUU :'''')

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  4. Wherever you are in Middle Earth. 0.0 That place is beautiful. <3 <3

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  5. these pictures are just so beautiful!! did you use any kind of filter for these photos? they just look so aesthetic <33

    it looks like y'all had a really good time! and by the way, i love your hoodie!

    maddy || little bit of sunshine

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    1. thank you!! I did, but its kind of my own filter that I made haha.

      I really did!! and ahh yes I love it too. I just found it recently and wooww its so comfy and I love the yellow xD

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  6. Ohhh my stars SRLY where is this place !?!?!?? It’s unbelievably amazing and beautiful ☺️☺️

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    1. HEAAVEEN. LIKE ITS SO AMAZING I KNOW. srsly could live there <3

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  7. OH. MY. WORD. take me there pls!!!!!! SO SO BEAUTIFUL + AESTHETIC. <333 sounds like an absolutely amazing trip!!

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  8. WOAH.
    I think such a trek must be worth it just for the gorgeous pics alone.
    xx
    Mira

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  9. WOWWWWW THIS PICTURES ARE AMAZINGGGGGG. Like, oh my goodness! *heart-eye emoji*

    I LOVE the ones in the car up with the windy, rain forest road. So moody and just... wow. Beautiful. <3 And all the water pictures, ahh. I love water pictures. :D

    Also, I can totally relate to squinting eyes at siblings who run past you JUST as you're about to be the first one up. :P

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    1. AWH thank you, Gabby!! <3

      it was SO amazing to be there. we were driving up the long road to the dunes and just decided to get out for a bit to hang out and take pics. sooo lovely. saammee I can never get enough of them XD

      I KNOW. and it was terrible bc I thought she had already made it up, but she hadn't like waahhtt. lol it was fine tho, and lots of fun xD

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  10. Oh, also, what kind of camera do you have? :D I love your photography! (I've only got a little compact camera, which is fine for what I do, but I don't know, after seeing your photos, haha... *sigh*)

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    1. I have a Canon Rebel t5 with the 50mm lens (which I got an amazing deal on). but, if you go back on my blog, you'll see it takes time to work up skills but you totaally can. it just takes time and practice, and I'm still working on it myself. and would LIKE to upgrade sometime. but for now, its working well for me <3

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  11. Mmm, those photos are so moody and crisp and perfect. I wouldn't be opposed if you wanted to share the other 90. XD It looks like a wonderful place - worth the effort. Though I can imagine the sore muscles; walking in sand is hard!

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    1. awwhh thank you!! and LOL I think my blog might kill me tho. (I uploaded these all at a church library near us bc wow their internet rocks. it would take me fifteen billion years to upload 90 pics with the internet we have LOL XD) and it totally was. actually, I felt more sore after some nerf battles tho??? idk xD a couple tips tho: follow behind someone elses steps, and try walking in a zig zag pattern. it can help XD

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  12. Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL. I completely understand if you can't say for privacy reasons, but where was this? It looks amazing.

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    1. AW THANK YOU and sorrrry but I usually don't put that kind of info out :'''( its was soo amazing <3

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    2. You're very welcome and no, no need to be sorry :))

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  13. THESE PHOTOS ARE JUST SO STUNNING AND MAGICAL WOWOW. <3 I feel like I was actually there with you. Now I want to go for real.

    xx Kenzie | www.paperpizzablog.com

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    1. AWH WOW, KENZIE THANK UUU xx that's such a huge compliment and lol ikr?? you musstt go

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  14. Wow these pics are SO gorgeous! The fog and the ocean are so cool together! :)

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    1. THX!! it was soo beautiful to see. and really one of the first times i've felt like I was seriously IN the fog. its a beautiful feeling <3

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  15. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS POST I LOVE. detailed words and pictures that make me want to be there. YES!! <3
    Simply Me

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  16. You are such an amazing photographer!!!! <3

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  17. Beautifully captured--in words as well as shots. ;) Keep doing what you're doing....it's amazing!

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  18. That is so cool! Love the pics. ^__^

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  19. That 4th picture is, like, amazingly sweet, I love it! Also, this place is gorgeous!

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