Sailing in Newport

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“Well, it’s not far down to paradise, at least it’s not for me. And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility…” – Christopher Cross

My last post was in January of 2020 and I was expecting to be able to post more. However, this year has been extremely difficult with so much happening all over the world. Hopefully, the pictures and videos you see in this post offer a temporary reprieve from reality. This is why I created my blog. It’s my form of escape and the ocean always gives that sense of peace every time I need to get away from it all. Being in quarantine for a while made me miss the outdoors a lot.

It was a beautiful day and spending the day sailing on the ocean was the perfect break from being cooped up indoors all the time. The water was calm and the weather was just right. I could not ask for more.

We got really lucky and were able to see dolphins…

And a big whale…(I don’t know what kind of whale it is)

It ended up being the kind of day I really needed. It was truly and literally a breath of fresh air.

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144 Comments Add yours

  1. Dolan says:

    uggg I’m so jealous. now all I need is a boat

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    1. Bel says:

      Best form of social distancing! 😉

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊

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      1. 😊I always find water calming. This was amazing to see. ❤Hope you enjoyed the outdoors a bit

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      2. Bel says:

        My love for outdoors is what keeps me sane in this crazy thing called life. You are so right about water being so calming.

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      3. 😁The outdoors are amazing. Actually nature is amazing. It’s beautiful and you never know what you might find😊

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      4. Bel says:

        Exactly! It’s always an adventure out there 😊❤️

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  2. K.L. Hale says:

    How beautiful! I’m glad to find you and your adventures. 💚

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! 😊

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      1. K.L. Hale says:

        You’re welcome! Thank you for the follow as well! Stay safe and be blessed!

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      2. Bel says:

        You too! Take care 😊

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  3. somewordsleftunsaid says:

    do visit my page too

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    1. Bel says:

      For sure 😊👍

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  4. somewordsleftunsaid says:

    Amazing content

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊

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  5. It gives me such a thrill to see animals in the wild. You were so fortunate.

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊 It’s one of the best things to witness.

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  6. Oh wow! What a lovely post! There’s something very calming about where the sky meets the sea. Glad to have found your blog!

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! Yes, nothing beats the ocean for me 😊

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  7. Tooty Nolan says:

    Anyone who quotes from one of the best songs ever produced is alright with me!

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    1. Bel says:

      Good to know! 😊👍

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  8. cheriewhite says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I add this to my bucket list!

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    1. Bel says:

      Glad you liked it 😊 Thank you!

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      1. cheriewhite says:

        You’re very welcome! I love travel blogs!

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  9. the4restfire says:

    Don’t know if it is the shaders you use, but each place you visit has a sort of overall color of it. Newport seems to have a bright darker blue, while Mount Baden-Powell had a tinted sandish color in all the photos. Any woodlands are simply green and seem sharp. Adds a great atmosphere.

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    1. Bel says:

      That’s very observant of you. I do enhance each picture but I often try to stick to the what the original color is and take it from there 😊 Thank you for your comment 😊

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  10. sparks1524 says:

    You saw a humpback whale! They have those tiny, nub-like dorsal fins and their spouts tend to be shaped like a column.

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    1. Bel says:

      That’s awesome! Thanks for letting me know 😊

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  11. Chandrasekhar says:

    Thanks for posting such refreshing blog. It took me to a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. 😊

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  12. Hamish says:

    There is calmness in the ocean, and a special feeling being present in the presence of its power and beauty. Thank you for sharing your photos and experiences, especially while many of us are unable to travel to see the sea.

    The oceans will rise
    And the moon will fall
    With power and grace
    Washing over us all.

    Thank you again so much for sharing. 😊

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    1. Bel says:

      Thanks for the lovely comment. I’m glad I am able to share my love for the ocean even if it’s just in pictures and videos. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  13. Water brings me peace as well.. sometimes you just need to get outside

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    1. Bel says:

      Yeah, it really is peaceful and calming.

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  14. Geeta Gupta says:

    Amazing cool pics

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊

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  15. Wow this looks great and relaxing.

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes it was a beautiful day. Thank you 😊

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  16. Totally breathtaking! 💞

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊

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  17. Leif Price says:

    What a great experience! I’m pretty sure you had a fun time sailing there!

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    1. Bel says:

      Nothing beats the ocean for sure 😊

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  18. Joshua says:

    I love Newport! It’s so beautiful. I’m jealous of that big boat you got. I might need to rent a boat next time.

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    1. Bel says:

      You definitely should rent a boat! It’s so much fun and to just be able to get away for a day. The ocean does so much for the soul. I’m sure you’d love it just as much as I did 😊

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  19. Contributor says:

    Ahh these are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing :-).

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you as well. 😊

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  20. your experiences and site are thrilling. – tony

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! 😊

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  21. These are great! I like the marine life, especially the whale. We saw a humpback whale on a cruise ship near St. Thomas where it came up like a periscope to look at the ship and kept splashing down with the tail and everything.

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes it’s definitely an amazing experience. I’m happy I was able to see a lot in one day! Your humpack whale experience on a cruise ship seems like such a great time too. Thanks for sharing 😊

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  22. Purpose828 says:

    Wow! This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and bringing us all a glimpse of what we’ve been missing. Looking forward to more of your excursions. Be blessed and have a wonderful day.

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! Glad you liked it. Have a wonderful day too 😊

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  23. TallTimTalks says:

    I remember sailing the waters around Newport, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard as a Cadet at the Coast Guard Academy. We had to learn the lifestyle to improve awareness of our future “customers”. It was lovely, with an almost historic feel to it . . . and the social life? Pretty amazing, too. Thank you for sharing, Bel

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    1. Bel says:

      That sounds like a great time! I’m sure you had a lot of fun memories. 😊

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  24. Ahtees says:

    Beautiful pics and videos 😊

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊

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  25. Hello, This post is close to my heart for I love the open sea, the sailing, the fishing, the whales, the dolphins, I loved your short vids. reminding me of a summer month working on a Sports Fishing Boat out in San Deigo, Calif. Very nice.

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! i bet you had a great experience working on a sports fishing boat in San Diego. San Diego is one my favoritie cities ever. I love it there.

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      1. I grew up visiting my cousins and grandparents all through my teenage years. I miss the beach, sea breeze & harbors. Someday I will go again:)

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      2. Bel says:

        What a wonderful childhood! I never lived close to the ocean and that is on my wish list. I always miss it! You should definitely go again 😊❤️

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  26. neatish1 says:

    Lovely! I just moved back near Newport. Hoping to get out on that ocean soon. You’re so lucky to see the dolphins; it’s definitely a bucket list check for me. 🙂

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    1. Bel says:

      You’re going to see a lot of them for sure now that you moved back close to the ocean. 😊

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  27. Jennifer New says:

    Oh! The videos are tranquil and exciting and remind me of years spent living seconds from the bay in Florida, raising our kids, and nights and weekends at the beaches! We saw amazing sea creatures. Never a whale, though! Thank you for sharing! :)Jen

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    1. Bel says:

      Hi, Jen! Yeah it’s pretty mesmerizing just to watch them swim on water so effortlessly. I’m sure you had awesome memories living close to the bay with your family 😊

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      1. Jennifer New says:

        Endless memories to not only warm our hearts but help us get through the cooler days here in Tennessee!! We are making new memories with our children and grandchildren of mountains and the seasons! Have a beautiful day :)Jen

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      2. Bel says:

        Tennessee has a different landscape but equally beautiful. But no matter where you live, you can’t beat the memories you create with family. Have an awesome day! 😊

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      3. Jennifer New says:

        Have a beautiful day! :)Jen

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      4. Bel says:

        You too! 😊

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  28. I’ve only recently gotten interested in whales, but that may be a California gray whale?

    Lovely post. Thanks for sharing and for your follow.

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    1. Bel says:

      I’m actually not sure what type of whale if is but after some research you may be right. That is exactly what it looked like!

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  29. K E Garland says:

    OMGoodness! That whale video caught me off-guard. That was beautiful.

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    1. Bel says:

      It was pretty amazing to watch them. ❤️

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  30. mitchteemley says:

    Wonderful, Bel. Did you take the whale watching boat from Balboa Pavilion?

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes we did a private charter with family. 😊 It was pretty awesome!

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      1. mitchteemley says:

        Ah, great. I lived in that area for many years.

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      2. Bel says:

        Oh wow that’s cool! I would love to live by the beach someday 😊

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  31. I love seeing all the dolphins- they are so-cute. If I have a spirit animal it is probably a dolphin for their playful nature and love of the Ocean. i like you get peace at the Ocean. Hang in there. This is a rough year!.

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    1. Bel says:

      You are right! Dolphins are so adorable and they always seem happy. They are so energetic as well. 😊

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  32. Violet says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful experience 😃. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Bel says:

      I did! Thank you for reading 😊

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  33. Blogging is another avenue of adventure during this time. Happy to see you were lucky enough to experience nature’s lifeforms on the seas.
    Art

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes I am lucky! Thank you 😊

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  34. SOOOOO beautiful!!! Happy You had such a wonderful day! There is nothing like sailing!!! Cheers and Thank You! 🙂

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you 😊 It was a great day!

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      1. My pleasure! 💕

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  35. Loki says:

    Beautiful pictures! I can’t wait until I can get to the ocean…

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes it is really refreshing! Thank you 😊

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  36. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos, Bel. It’s been a difficult time for sure, and getting outside is such a tonic. I wish I was there with you watching the dolphins and whale (6 feet apart, of course! 😀 ) Make sure to get lots of fresh air and sunshine. Be well, my friend.

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    1. Bel says:

      Yeah it would be nice to chill with you on the boat for sure. I wouldn’t mind such great company. The dolphins and whales (there were a couple but I was unable to take a good video of them) gave such an awesome show it made me forget for a while. I hope you and your family are doing well, Diana.

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      1. We’re fine, Bel, but it’s a strange time. I can’t wait until this is over.

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      2. Bel says:

        Same here. We just have to keep fighting the good fight. 👊

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  37. M'bolla says:

    Aww! That’s so cool. Thanks for those lovely pics.xoxo

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you. Glad you liked it 😊

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  38. DougInNC says:

    The ocean is great. It is where I live now but did not always appreciate compared to the Great Lakes where I grew up (with fresh water and no sharks!). You’re back to blogging with a day wonderfully captured in images that convey your sensations, as your words do also.

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    1. Bel says:

      You are right about the ocean being great and you are lucky living so close. I still have to drive to get there. Lakes are great too. I’m about to discover them more 😊

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  39. Discover and Explore says:

    Thank you for sharing

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you for reading 😊

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  40. ellie894 says:

    So nice to hear from you and what a lovely day on the water. The ocean heals so much 🌷

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! Yeah, it’s been a while. I hope to write more. The ocean truly heals ❤️

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  41. Thanks for the taste of ocean life Bel. I’ve always loved visiting the ocean having grown up on the east coast, but not much since I’ve been living inland in Arkansas. How wonderful to see both dolphins and a whale. I hope you’re well and keeping your sanity in these times. Hugs…

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    1. Bel says:

      Hi Brad! Yes we must all try to maintain some sanity in this crazy world and this is one of the best outlets. Nature truly heals. I’m sure you really miss it! I know I would 😊

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      1. Yes Bel. Thankfully, I have other nature spots here.

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      2. Bel says:

        I definitely see them when you post it on IG! 😊

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  42. mymindlessdrivel says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Takes me back years when I got to sail the Inside Passage to Alaska. Whales and dolphins and ocean galore! I needed this!

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    1. Bel says:

      Wow that sounds awesome! I’m sure you saw tons of whales there. I’m glad it brought you back those great memories.

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      1. It was small ship cruising, so you were closer to the water than those big cruise ships – only about 100 people on board, including crew. They would let you put your name on a list and if they spotted whales at night, they would wake up those on the list. That’s how I saw a whale breaching. Unforgettable experience.

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      2. Bel says:

        Small ships are better! That must have been quite an experience for you. It’s really one of the coolest moments ever.

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  43. Absolutely love this post, Bel! Looks so cool and relaxing. I could really use a dose of the ocean right now. Thanks for sharing! ❤

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    1. Bel says:

      Sending ocean vibes over your way 😊❤️❤️ 🌊

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  44. Looks great. What a thrill to see dolphins and a whale.

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes it was definitely my favorite part 😊

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  45. Thanks so much for sharing, the videos of the dolphins and whale are especially lovely! Really cheered me up on a wet Irish afternoon 🙂☔️🐬🐳

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    1. Bel says:

      That’s awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed the video. 😊

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  46. KDKH says:

    Wow! I loved the videos of the dolphins and whale!

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! It was truly a delight to see them 😊❤️

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  47. kinge says:

    This is a great break from the indoors. The pictures look awesome.

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! It really is a good break 😊

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  48. buddy71 says:

    you have been quiet too long and you have been missed.

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you. I appreciate it. How are you doing?

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      1. buddy71 says:

        i am doing as well as i can

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      2. Bel says:

        Good to hear. We are going to get through this…🙏

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      3. buddy71 says:

        yes we will

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