This weekend we went to the beach and it became my favorite place in the world.

I’ve kind of been overloading you with pictures of kids, snack foods, and dirty crowded streets, but I am dying to show you some more pictures of another side of the Philippines: the beach.

Because it’s really, really beautiful.

The highlights were big blue sky and sweet, clean air,

low tide explorations,

phenomenal colors and hermit crabs and shoreline adventures (see that pink pinhole speck at the very end of the rock wall? that’s me almost killing myself on a solo beach climb),

cute husbands,

magic hour photos,

and calm. Isn’t calm amazing?

Also noteworthy – in honor of calm, I didn’t bring my computer and turned my phone off for a full 24 hours {gasp}. No tweeting, no facebooking, no blog-checking, and no instagramming.

The verdict? I need to do that more often.

And I generally need to go to the beach more often.

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  1. Peace and calm and serenity… You have done a commendable job of transporting them across the miles to us. Well done!

  2. Wow, the sunset is stunning! A good technology shut-down always feels good to me :)

  3. gorgeous!! glad you’re able to enjoy this and crazy that you need to ‘unplug’ from where you’re located in the world – proving that technology is everywhere!! glad you found some peace & quiet :)

  4. I think your photos of the city and its people are beautiful – humanity is beautiful, too!

  5. Amazing photo’s! The sunset is seriously calming, albeit via the internet photos lol.

    I also need to unplug more often, this morning I missed out on breakfast because I was in bed checking instagram (@ForkyouNoforkU), twitter, FB and emails!

  6. Goooorgeous! Wow.

  7. Beautiful pictures, I wish I could jump into the blue water, in Germany, temperatures are just about 35 degrees too hot.

  8. Breathtaking! I need that last photo as my desktop background at work for those stressful days. :) Love the photo of the hermit crab too!

  9. Beautiful. We all need to unplug much more often. Everything is much more beautiful when you’re unplugged, I think.

  10. What app do you use to make your photos stitched together like that?

  11. The beach looks beautiful! Can’t wait until we start our 2 year backpacking trip and get to travel all over Asia and spend time at the beautiful beaches! Less than a month to go before we head to Japan on our one way ticket!

  12. Wow! Fabulous pictures. That last picture is my favorite :-)

  13. I love the first picture of the boat and that sky… wow!

  14. Soooo gorgeous! Glad you got some relaxing in… you deserve it! :)

  15. Lizabeth K. says:

    WHHHHHYYYYYYY is Minnesota so dang far from the ocean??? :)

  16. Mary Mork says:

    I love these pics and I love that I think I know exactly where you are because I’ve been there! :) …and yes, it is beautiful! So happy that you were able to “unplug”!!

  17. Michelle V. says:

    Such gorgeous photos of God’s amazing creation!
    Enjoy your blog so much, Lindsay! Sooooo fun to hear about
    Your year journey in Cebu! Keep on cooking and baking away!

    Love, Viesselman crew in Cambridge

  18. Oh, God, so amazing,a piece of Heaven !
    I saw these just in my dreams! I`m looking on and on and i cannot get enough.
    Unfortunately, it remains just in my dreams.

    Michaela, Romania

  19. Beautiful photos – as a fellow internet junkie I agree turning off the internet connection can lead to a true vacation (but I know it’s hard!)

  20. Beautiful photos! I love the beach at sunrise and sunset.

  21. Steph Mork says:

    Wow, can’t wait to come see you and Bjork. So excited! :)

  22. Sarah Johnston says:

    Just perfect. You definitely need to be there more often.

  23. I’m with you on the calm no phone thing, my favorite type of vacation is on a boat (ie Cruise) calm and no cell reception, perfect!!

  24. Beautiful beach. Care to share where this is?

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