What is Your Favorite Beach?


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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby mike renfro » Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:42 pm

Does that include Impanema? The photos of Rio seem to indicate otherwise.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby George P. » Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:58 pm

My favorite beach is on a tiny place I believe is called Green Island, in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). It is so beautiful it's practically a caricature. But it's too small for a run, alas.

Our family's beach vacations have mostly been at North Carolina's Outer Banks -- Duck, and Sanderling. I've tried several times to take "long" (4-6 mile) barefoot runs on the beach there, but my feet always get carved up by the sand. I've had better luck running (with shoes) along the shoulders of Highway 12 -- it's flat and fast, depending on the weather. This road runs north and south along the barrier islands.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:49 am

This one is pretty remote:

http://www.greenhorsesociety.com/
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby KDFINE » Sun Sep 05, 2004 7:45 am

Unfortunately today you have to be on the alert from the stray pitbulls, but growing up in the Rockaways (Queens, N.Y.C.) gave the choice of running the beaches and scrambling over the jetties, or running up and back on a 5+ mile long wooden boardwalk, the boardwalk being the most forgiving surface I've ever been on.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby mrbowie » Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:08 am

Leo Carillo
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby KDFINE » Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:24 pm

O.K. Duncan Rinaldo, I don't understand Leo Carillo. Please enlighten?
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby George P. » Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:35 pm

Leo Carillo was a character actor (perhaps that's too grand a term) who played in TV westerns in the 1950s. Then again, there are probably a good many Leo Carillos out there. ;)
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby Rufus Cookie » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:44 pm

North Qld, where the rainforest meets the ocean.
-Australia
http://www.pasiva.de/Boris/images/Daintree/4mile.jpg

Fraser Island - Australia
http://www.virtualaustralia.com/photos/coast/027e.jpg
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby KDFINE » Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:23 am

Yes, of course I know that Leo Carillo was the character actor best known for playing playing the sidekick Pancho to Duncan Rinaldo's Cisco Kid, I just need enlightenment as to why Leo Carillo is the answer to a favorite beach?
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:14 am

Leo Carillo is the name of a State Beach in southern California. It was one of our favorites when I was a kid, but there were so many different beaches available that I cannot sort them all out many years later.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby KDFINE » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:16 am

This easterner thanks you for the answer, Now you have me wondering. Was Leo Carillo the actor's stage name? Did he take it from the beach? Vice versa?
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby GotdaBends » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:32 am

Stinson Beach, Marin County, California
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:42 am

>>Sevem Mile Beach on Grand Cayman.... and I'll BE THERE FOR SEVEN DAYS
>from
>10/2-10/9.


>You're playing with fire with the hurricane season this time of year.

Cross your fingers steve. I just sent them an 1100US deposit but I'm going later. Last big hurricane to hit them completely destroyed the turtle farm.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 1448.shtml?

edit-yikes!

http://www.caymannetnews.com/
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby EPelle » Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:57 am

Cayman Islands suffer 'catastrophic damage' -- MJD, do you have a "Plan-B"?
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:15 am

>Cayman Islands suffer 'catastrophic damage' -- MJD, do you have a "Plan-B"?

Don't really care-more concerned about the people and their homes. Years ago, almost EVERYONE was killed on one of the sister islands during a hurricane.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby EPelle » Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:30 am

I didn:t mean to take away from the human side of the story. The damage is horrendous, and I understand that all communication to the islands has been lost. I hope and trust that there is a sufficient emergency infrastructure in place to keep order, help the ailing, and protect the islands from any further damage.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:42 am

Suits will weigh in here. These are the symbols for the two primary infrastructure companies-power and water.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CWCO&d=t

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CUPu.TO&d=t
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby EPelle » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:12 am

Both down on the index today.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:32 am

None of this stuff is in the news yet that I can see but it is pretty horrible:

"...and pretty much the
entire island is underwater..."


http://www.stormcarib.com/reports/2004/cayman.shtml
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby EPelle » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:33 am

MJD - I appreciate the link. I will have the residents in my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby dukehjsteve » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:36 pm

>>Sevem Mile Beach on Grand Cayman.... and I'll BE THERE FOR SEVEN DAYS
>from
>10/2-10/9.


No kidding. I go there every November for a week.
>Apparently, last year I just missed MJ and TM by a few days at the fitness club
>about a block off that road that I go to to work out at after my run every
>morning. You're playing with fire with the hurricane season this time of year.
>Place cracks me up. They close the schools if they get a hard rain.


Thanks a lot for your help MJD, my trip just got CANCELLED because of that stupid hurricane, and it is ALL YOUR FAULT !!!!
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby buckeye II » Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:08 am

Woodford Bay. Island of Dominica. Carribean.

Much the same description as BCBaroo. Most of the island is a rainforest for some fantastic running & hiking. Dominica sprots waterfalls for lounging with varying water temps from cool to warm due to a boiling lake in the peaks in the center of the small island. Wonderful people. They have had a few notable tracksters as well.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby Halfmiler2 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:43 pm

Anywhere that they don't allow Beach Volleyball.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby Marquis » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:01 pm

One of the Hotels on the Cayman's 7 Mile Beach was reportedly quite badly damaged in news reports on Monday. Don;t know about the rest though.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:10 pm

The entire island is a mess.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby gh » Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:26 am

I guess my new answer is the one that I'm at now. I could tell you where it was but then I'd have to kill you. This also serves as the new answer for the thread about "best hotel ever."

Mahalo!
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby EPelle » Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:30 am

[start]

In Hawaiian thinking, words have mana [pronounced: mah' nah], meaning spiritual or divine power], and aloha and mahalo are among the most sacred and powerful.

Say them often as they can be life-transforming and -enhancing. Be careful to use them ONLY if you truly feel mahalo or aloha within. Do not exploit these words for personal gain, and neither cheapen, nor trivialize their use by verbalizing them carelessly or without sincerity.

Aloha and mahalo are ineffable, indescribable, and undefinable with words alone; to be understood, they must be experienced. >>

http://www.geocities.com/~olelo/sheltie ... aloha.html

Learned something new today.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby tafnut » Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:34 am

>>mahalo

means much the same as what good-bye originately meant: God be with you here and forever
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby marathonman » Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:38 pm

Before it was overpopulated, really liked Madeira Beach and the other beaches of Pinellas County in FL. Also really like the east coast south of Daytona Beach, but unfortunately have never been to the beaches of the FL panhandle. Can't forget the beaches of Sarasota/Bradenton.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:11 pm

gh seems to take a lot of nice trips.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby Silent Running » Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:27 pm

There's a Marriott property above the Crystal Cove State park in Newport ,California. A five minute jog to the park and you have your choice of miles of gently sloping sandy beach to run along, sandwhiched between Laguna (sp) and Newport, or the paved pathways that meander through the natural habitat of the upper foreshore.
The washroom with outdoor showers and water every couple of miles adds a nice touch on those hot California afternoons. Being from up North, it's always funny to see the locals out in their tights and long sleeve tech' gear when it falls below 70 F.
Nice views, great off-shore breezes and you simply cannot beat the eye candy ;-)
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby EPelle » Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:54 pm

I have SLO beaches high up on my list. Pismo, Avila and Shell Beach are simple, small-city CA beach areas. Good surfing... great summer weather (+30C)... one can fish from the piers... ride horseback on the beach (Pismo)... Pismo has a spectacular Monarch Butterfly Grove (apparently one of the best in your country)... Pismo has a great restaurant called Splash Cafe which serves excellent clam chowder in Sourdough bread bowls. Pismo even has Hummer Dune tours.

Morro Bay is just a 40-minute drive from Pismo, and has terrific sea-side shopping and restaurants. Morro Bay is as famous for Morro Rock as it is its beaches. Peregrine falcons have a refuge on the rock. What I enjoy about Morro Bay: Cayaking; cliffed shorelines.

Sycamore Mineral Springs right around the corner at Avila Beach in SLO. Hearst Castle just up Highway 1 to the north, and Solvang (as Danish as one can get outside of Denmark) 40m down south. Santa Barbara is about a 75-minute drive down the coast.

One of the best scenic routes is the 7-mile drive to Montaña de Oro (unpopulated, sandy beaches, and 7,828 acres of hills).

San Francisco 4 hours north; Santa Monica 3 hours south.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby gh » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:03 am

>gh seems to take a lot of nice trips.>>

Going to interesting places and having nice trips are often mutually exclusive, unfortunately. In Athens I never even came within spitting distance of the Parthenon. This last 10 days, however..... ahhhhh. But then, since it was my first vacation not attached to a track meet--and I shit you not--since 1978(!) I felt like I was owed one. Half the readers of this board probably weren't even born then.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby kuha » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:10 am

Since 1978?!? Wow! You need to have a serious talk with those slave-driving bosses of yours!
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:44 am

>Since 1978?!? Wow! You need to have a serious talk with those slave-driving
>bosses of yours!

He probably has that chat on a regular basis.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby kuha » Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:10 am

And yet he still refuses to cut himself any slack...
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby MJD » Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:13 am

They have medication for that now.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby black bear » Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:10 pm

I have never been much for swimming, mostly because the water is so damn cold up here. The ocean in winter is about 45 F that is with the air temp in the 20s or less, and even in summer maybe 55 but my favorite beach has to be Sand Beach Acadia National park in the way it looks out onto the Atlantic with the hard granite rocks carved out around it, can't run on it, too small but you can do a pretty good out and back along the coast and on a hot summer day, it is nice to wade in the water and let those tired muscles cool off!
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby scorpionking » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:48 am

One of the most unique and pristine beaches in the world...the blue waters and pink sands of Harbour Island in the Bahamas.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Beach?

Postby ltricard » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:01 am

the one in front of my sliding glass doors (yup, they are still on even after frances and jeanne), cocoa beach/cape canaveral!
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