What a beautiful word: “Anastasia.” A quick search tells me it comes from the Greek meaning “the resurrection.” This is appropriate in that it is almost a religious experience walking along the beach amongst these ancient rocks. Last Saturday, May 9, 2020, the tide was so low that I could walk between them and the sea looking head on into their strange and beautiful formations. The voice of wind, waves, and time lives here.
I share my photos of this special Martin County moonscape in a place we call home whose waters and reefs also are affected by water quality issues. I began my walk at Santa Lucea Beach moving south past the historic House of Refuge to Bathtub Beach where I saw more eye catching fire coral than people. But those people I did see, made me smile. Watching the faces of children collecting shells and playing in the waves, lifting my gaze to see the talented brown pelicans flying, and sea birds diving.
Let’s take a walk…an Anastasia amble.
APPROACHING BATHTUB BEACH AND THE WORM REEF -ORAGNE=FIRE CORAL
4 thoughts on “Anastasia Amble”
Oh, Jacqui ~ Thank you for sharing this wonder-filled area…your photos are splendid. The Anastasia Formation is replete with fossils and the Castillo de San Marcos was made of similar material. (Sad to see a plastic water bottle in the grotto…) Your postcard shots are always spot on!
Thank you. And thank you for noticing the water bottle. I thought it was kind of a metaphor. What a story that Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine, is made of this Anastasia rock. I remember reading that the cannon balls stuck in it when hit. All good things to you!