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Blowing Rocks - A day at the beach

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After walking down the stairs towards the Ocean, we decided to stop and try to find a good place to build a sandcastle! But first - a quick dip in the warm Atlantic waters. Look closely at the water's edge to see the Anastasia formation outcropping. This exposed rock consists of coquina shells, other sea shells and sand.

When the photo is first loaded you are standing in the sands of the beach at Blowing Rocks Preserve, looking south along the shoreline. To the left, waves from the Atlantic Ocean lap at the light brown sands of the beach and to the right you can partially see the vegetated dunes.

Navigating to the right, you see bare sand that meets up with the vegetated dune. A mostly clear blue sky with a few, scattered clouds is seen behind the dunes.

Continuing to the right, you are looking north along the shoreline; dunes to the left and the Atlantic Ocean to the right. Just before you complete the 360-degree turn, you see only the sandy beach and the waters of the Atlantic stretching to the horizon.

Navigating up with your mouse, you can see a mostly clear blue sky with a few, scattered clouds. Navigating down, you see the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) web site logo, which is linked to the SOFIA main page (http://sofia.usgs.gov).

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Last updated: January 15, 2013 @ 12:44 PM (HSH)