✨It’s been a great morning so far. We both have the day off, so we decided to make our way over to our favorite place, the local beach. 🏖 ☕️ Of course, we couldn’t start our morning off without a cup of that magical elixir we call ✨coffee✨. A BIG thank you 🙏 to @islandjoescc (Island Joes Coffee) for choosing small and sustainably sourced farms for your coffee beans. You see, people really do care; and we can feel good knowing that our dollars support those communities in Central & South America that make this delicious cup of coffee possible. Another shout out to @ajjacobsinc for your insightful book, ‘Thanks A Thousand” for inspiring this family to be mindful of all the hands that go into making this ☝️ one drink. 🏖 Next, we ventured down to the @padreislandnps (Padre Island National Seashore) and took in the natural beauty there, while at the same time trying to be mindful of the plastics that litter our beaches. All in all, it was surprisingly clean for having been impacted by the government shutdown. ♻️ Next step for us: trying to eliminate single use plastics, little by little, day by day. ✌🏼 #islandjoescoffee#nationalseashore#sustainableliving#plasticfree#fairtradecoffee#fairtradecertified#saltlife#gratitude
That day I set my tent at Frisco Campground and sat at the picnic table with satellite pictures, looking for an attractive sunset location. I quickly spotted a pier nearby and thought that this is what I have never photographed before. Upon getting there I discovered nothing but a few piles, sticking out from the water. Only days later I learned that the Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier, also known as the Frisco Pier, was torn down almost a year ago. I was too late. Nevertheless, the place was so quiet and peaceful that I set my camera to capture this simple, almost abstract, scene of the Remnants of the Cape Hatteras Pier.