Each night before sunset there was a pick up volleyball game on the beach at Lagunamar in Cancún Mexico. The players varied in skill but all seemed to be having fun and nobody took it too seriously. Last year I photographed the Regional Finals in Clearwater Beach Florida which was very intense by comparison.
More human observation. Young women strut the beach in bikinis totally aware of their image and impact they have on the males at the beach. However, young men the same age don’t have a freaking clue. This one guy looks so lost that if the other young man doesn’t catch that football it hits in in the head. This would undoubtedly be embarrassing and cause all the young ladies that he is trying to impress to giggle and laugh. Meanwhile that other dude made a great catch and held on.
A lot of younger people play volleyball on Clearwater Beach. They all look fine in their speedos and teeny bikinis. However, some can really play. These young ladies were playing for the Eastern Regional Beach Volleyball Championship and they knew how to spike and dig!
For the last two months we have been living on Clearwater Beach and have only returned to Winterfell this week. We witnessed a number of events on the beach. We were there long enough to be able to identify the homeless people and have favorite waiters and waitresses. This is maybe my new standard in knowing if I have been in a place long enough to “know” it.
One of my favorite events was the Southern Regional Volleyball tournament on Clearwater Beach. This young lady has three things going for her; a killer serve, a winning smile and great form.