Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Santa's seaside row. Christmas by the Sea.

Every Christmas morning Santa puts his sleigh aside and heads to the bay

to launch his competition rowing skull.

I mean really, how else do you think Santa stays in shape during the summer.

Santa Ethan has been doing this for sometime.  I have only seen it once
but, at the time did not know who it was. I also thought my eyes were
playing tricks and, when I realized it wasn't thought it was the sweetest thing.

Santa's seaside row usually takes place before I am awake on
Christmas; unlike households that have small children up at the crack of dawn.

These photos were taken by our mutual friend Daria that withstands
the damp and cold yearly to capture this most heartfelt moment.

Santa Ethan, a rowing champion

 definitely brings a unique touch to the saying
"seaside holiday".

Should you look out onto the bay some Christmas morning
and, see Santa rowing on by you can finally say
so, this is what Christmas by sea is like.

All photos copyright 2011 D. Patrick all rights reserved. 
Published on beach house living with permission.
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dpatrick said...

Thank you for adding that lovely narrative prose to the pictorial story. Not quite the thoughts I am having when 'withstanding the damp and cold'!!!

Which reminds me of last year, and that we just made it Christmas morning 2010 before the Giant Blizzard struck!!!

On a fun note, Christmas is also Santa Ethan's birthday, so some of the families he visits along the waterfront give him little gifts and remembrances, which seems only fitting after he spent the night giving gifts to the rest of us!

Peace to all in the New Year,


Mariaelena said...

LOVE it and am so missing our piece of the island!!...Merry Christmas...xo, Mariaelena

Heaven's Walk said...

How fun! What a wonderful sight for all the little kiddos to see! :)

xoxo laurie

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Rita for your beautiful visit taking time during the holidays.

Its going to be another year I will be looking forward to all you create and post.

Have a peaceful Happy New Years!


rjerdee said...

Really a fun view of Santa around here...usually, he's dressed in shorts and a T-shirt!

Unknown said...

Thats awesome Rita! Merry Christmas to you and Happy Happy New Year (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Santa is so talented - sleigh rides and rowboats!!!

Best Wishes and a very Happy, Healthy New Year!

Sand and Sea
(beachside cottage)

Rose West said...

Awesome... he's pretty brave to get up in the freezing dawn for a solitary row!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

What a fun post! Surely it sould delight anyone looking out on Christmas morning......especially the little ones. Happy New Year! XO

Geralyn Gray said...

Great pictures........A very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you.......Here comes the sun!!!!!!

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