Beach Fort - The Dainty Squid

Beach Fort

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I know, I'm always talking about how much I love the beach but I really just can't get enough. It's my absolute favorite place in the fall. Whenever I'm stressed I know that I can head to the beach and everything will be fine even if only just for the short time I'm there. Earlier this week I went to the beach but wasn't really feeling any of my other regular beach activities, like picking up trash, reading, or looking for glass. At the same time I wasn't ready to go home yet. I looked around and noticed an abundance of drift wood. I've always wanted to build a fort on the beach but was distracted by other hobbies. So I set to work! In around an hour I made a neat little fort complete with stump inside to sit on and a sign outside!
view from inside

I know the few times I've found drift wood structures on the beach they instantly made my face light up, I hope mine makes someone smile. After I finished, I sat back and admired my work from a bit of a distance. Someone else showed up at the beach shortly after that. As I walked up to my car I turned around to see them heading toward my fort. I like that the second I stepped away they had to check it out. I'd like to do more things in public that other people will find after I'm done, and admire.
xoxo

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17 thoughts

  1. You made that?! You are amazing! It is the perfect fort and your sign is absolutely adorable. I wonder how long it will stay there, it would be neat to keep coming back to it to hang out.

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  2. Oh my gosh, 'Fort Squid!' that is so dang cute! It would totally make my day if I came across this on the beach!

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  3. This reminds me of Andrew Goldsworthy, check him out if you haven't already. You would dig his work!

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  4. Ahhh how cool, I love it so much! For some reason, I never thought to make my own little fort on the beach or in the woods, I've always just admired everyone else's. Yours would be one of them I'd squeal over. ♥

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  5. I would love to find a fort on the beach! :)

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  6. How cool! I'm sure it will make someone smile. The photo alone made me grin.

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  7. That is adorable, and, brilliant!

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  8. Beach forts are amazing - forest forts are wonderful too - you tend to find quite a few little forts in the forests in England, when you go out walking, built up against trees, like nests for humans. I'm sorry I've not commented on your blog for a while - we're living with my in-laws at the moment as we're between houses and the internet is so slow that it is making all my happy fun internet things into stressful chores right now. Sad times! I do love reading your beautiful blog though - you remain an inspiration! :)

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  9. Your beach fort is amazing, and it must have been such a wonderful feeling to enjoy as well as know that others will enjoy it too. Really, it is quite marvelous!

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  10. I always love walking around a park and coming across a little fort. I always have to check them out!

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  11. This is the coolest thing EVER! I love that you named it Fort Squid and that someone was checking it out right away.

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  12. So cool! It's my favorite place, mainly in the winter because is almost empty, I can go on the beach walking my dog with no problem that he might be boring someone else, I can catch some shells to my collection. :)

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  13. This is amazing. Everything you do is so inspiring!

    Miranda
    Little Gold Pocket Watch

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  14. This is so cool! My friends and I (way back when I was like, 8) once made a similar fort in the woods of our summer camp. We thought we were the bee's knees, ha! But I think I'd appreciate and enjoy a fort like this much more, now that I'm older!

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  15. How awesome! I love leaving little things behind formed from the natural elements in the environment. Sometimes I'll organize a big patch of leaves into a nice gradient or arrange sticks and leaves into faces on the sidewalk. I always hope someone that appreciates those types of things notices, but if nothing else I enjoyed them in the moment :)

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