Crossroads Yoga teacher Erin Reipe poses in eka pada rajakapotasana (pigeon pose) at sunset.
Outside of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador is a national park which has some hiking trails and three different beaches with beautiful sand, smooth stones and millions of little crabs. My niece donned one beach as ‘crab beach’ and it is the only name I have for the special place. The little waddlers were too fast and too camouflaged for me get on my camera, so I settled for the steady stillness of these rocks. The photo fades to darkness, but what was so magical was that you crawl quiet a ways into this little cave/ enclave / grotto or whatever fancy word sounds best to you.
In a stoke of good luck I was sent out of town to Port Isabel for a work conference. Although the days were long, and I only got to stare at the fantastic blue waters and bougainvillea festooned pools of the Isla Grand hotel, I had still had a lot of fun. I popped out to the beach one morning to grab some quick photos. Also, if you are ever in the area Gabriella’s Italian is a must! I have been dreaming about the ravioli since I got back. Enjoy!
A walk is required after stuffing one’s face with delicious Mexican enchiladas from La Playa in Port Aransas. We pushed up our hoods and headed to the nearby beach. In the winter the beach is a different, yet no less magical place. There weren’t too many folks about, but a few campers were braving it. I am still navigating my way around my new camera and I got a little frustrated with the auto focus lens. I was without a tripod anyways, which makes it nearly impossible to capture those gorgeous stars regardless of whether or not I was able fully operate my camera like a pro. I feel like the photographer’s story is nearly always one in which there is a whole lot filler about didn’t go right with an ending of what managed to be perfect.
AUGUST: BEFORE EVERYTHING CHANGES
(starting top left; twilight moon, homemade rabbit leg, four cactus flowers,
we claim this beach for peace, Krause Springs, almost vegan rainbow cupcake
beach day with Lindsey)
DECEMBER: BECAUSE IT CARES
(Corpus Christi dancers, xmas tree)
Check out 2012: A Year in Photos from Jan-June by clicking on the word here