Best Beaches

I’ve been to lovely beaches along the east and west coasts of North America as well as in Puerto Rico and France.  The following list is of beaches I have NOT yet been to but like to go because I have heard they are wonderful.

Spectacular Beaches:

  1. Bandon Beach, Oregon
  2. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
  3. San Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine
  4. Venice Beach, Los Angeles
  5. Hampton Beach State Park, New Hampshire
  6. Panama City Beach, Florida
  7. Trunk Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
  8. Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii
  9. Cannon Beach, Oregon
  10. Seabrook Island, South Carolina
  11. Wildcat Beach, California
  12. Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
  13. Moshup Beach in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusets
  14. New Port Beach, Orange County, California

A Slew of Charms & Luck Galore

Cliffs of Moher

Did you know the English language has words galore of Irish origin?  (Galore being one of them; so is slew.)  Besides enriching our vocabulary, Ireland has contributed immensely to our culture in America.  Here’s a few of my favorite things from the Emerald Isle:

  1. Baileys Irish Cream
  2. Irish coffee with Baileys
  3. pubs
  4. “Oh Danny Boy”
  5. green, green landscapes, green that seems lit from within
  6. the name Hooley
  7. the word hooligan
  8. irrepressible good humor
  9. C. S. Lewis
  10. W. B. Yeats
  11. James Joyce
  12. Enya
  13. shamrocks
  14. St. Patrick
  15. Waterford crystal
  16. Donegal tweed
  17. fishermen’s sweaters
  18. wild land/seascapes and appreciation for the wild
  19. quirky proverbs
  20. and beautiful blessings

On this St. Patrick’s Day, may God bless the Irish, and

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

(An Old Irish Blessing)