If you've ever heard the phrase, "Life's a beach," you probably wondered what does it actually mean. A seagull swooping in and stealing your wallet? Or maybe that beached whales are some profound allegory for our society? Well, probably neither but it's fun to entertain the possibilities.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a series of the most unexpected things that took place at the seashore and it turns out, these pictures have the answers to the questions above. So if you thought that nothing ever really happens on a beach day, let us prove you wrong. It's not just lazing around and baking in the sunshine. The same water you're washing your troubles away can also spit out a giant squid right in your face. The sad part, though, is that it's not all that exciting. Or romantic. There's always a balding, middle-aged man to photobomb your best shots. But hey, at least you’ll never get bored with all these funny people around you.

#1

Her Name Is Argiro And She Likes To Dry Up On This Chair That The Locals Saved For Her

Her Name Is Argiro And She Likes To Dry Up On This Chair That The Locals Saved For Her

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logical fallacy
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1 year ago

This must be in Greece. Argyro means 'silvery' in Greek, it's a relatively common name. So sweet. And she is kinda silvery too :)

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What's cool about visiting the beach -- even the same one -- is that they are ever-changing environments so it'll be a little different every time you come back. Within one human lifetime, a shoreline can grow or shrink by tens of feet due to the action of waves, wind, storms, floods and other weather conditions. 

#2

There! Instead Of A Stupid Castle

There! Instead Of A Stupid Castle

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

Genius

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Waves can erode beaches and carry material to other areas, widening shorelines. They can also erode the bases of cliffs until they collapse, changing the coastline overnight. The wind blows sand beyond the waves, forming sand dunes which are eventually colonized by plants. The vegetation slows the wind, preventing it from blowing the sand away and the dunes continue growing larger and larger. There's always something going on.

#3

My Lady Friend Wanted A Piggy Back Picture On The Beach And A Random Biker Watching The Sunset Said He Wanted One Too

My Lady Friend Wanted A Piggy Back Picture On The Beach And A Random Biker Watching The Sunset Said He Wanted One Too

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Natters
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1 year ago

Aww.....

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And if this leaves you craving for a new adventure, try to look for a beach that has a Blue Flag status. Blue Flag criteria include quality, safety, environmental education and information standards, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. This means that they are safe, the water quality is great, and there are plenty of things to experience. They are in most countries around the world with a total of 4,154 Blue Flags waving across the globe.

#4

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

I assume, people are peeing there in public just to get famous ^^

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#5

Mount Ruffmore

Mount Ruffmore

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

lol!

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#6

How To Use Sand To Freak People Out

How To Use Sand To Freak People Out

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Great sculpting though.

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#7

How Girls Take Pictures At The Beach

How Girls Take Pictures At The Beach

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Giraffes Inc.
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1 year ago

Nailed it!

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#8

A Radical Concept. Bali 2017

A Radical Concept. Bali 2017

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

This should be everywhere!

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#9

We Took My Cat To The Beach And There Happened To Be A Professional Dancer Having A Photo Shoot

We Took My Cat To The Beach And There Happened To Be A Professional Dancer Having A Photo Shoot

Obviously this happened because Buns' day wasn't confusing enough.

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Wyomudder
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1 year ago

I have never heard of someone taking their cat to the beach... is this a thing?? It sounds marvelous!

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#10

When Your Beach Towel Is From Costco

When Your Beach Towel Is From Costco

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Natters
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1 year ago

I don't want to know how they clean it...

Dee Hunter
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1 year ago

Or transport. You will need a small truck just for this - and it's probably quite heavy

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Bumblebee
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1 year ago

It's like a CVS receipt, only wider.

Debster
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1 year ago

My cvs receipts always kills 5 trees.

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Benj
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1 year ago

Best way to claim your spot at the beach - for your family - your whole family - and your neighbors - and your coworkers - and ...

trix
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1 year ago

Your city?

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Jim Price
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1 year ago

Welcome to Towel Beach, you are encouraged to bring your own sand if you actually wish to see any.

Benj
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1 year ago

is it just me, or does anyone else feel a little let down that there isn't a face on the front of it? It looks so much like Towelie!

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Lmao it really does! Wanna get hiiiiigh?

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Char Char
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1 year ago

Now, that's huge! I looked it up and it's part of a social experiment to encourage people to share space.

Id row
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1 year ago

Man at dry cleaners: "How much to clean one towel?" worker: "Just one towel? That'll just be four bucks." Man: "Great! Here ya go! I'll pick it up tomorrow!" worker: "Um...."

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Lol

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JessG
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1 year ago

Talk about claiming your spot on the beach! So, like, does everyone have to walk around that?!?! Sheesh

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

shaking it out could be an issue!

Tiffany Marie
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1 year ago

Where they find that? How do they travel with it? How do they do anything with it.

Jody Brown
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1 year ago

And you have to buy a pack of six of them.

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

O. M. G.! I immediately envisioned someone trying to get it into their sporty little car.

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Sue Prewitt
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1 year ago

I think that's probably photoshop

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Nooo don’t crush the dream lol

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Caren Johnson
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1 year ago

It's a flippin' tennis court!

KCN
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1 year ago

OMG! are you sure it isn't photoshopped??

Sylwia W
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1 year ago

Sharing is caring and it’s good

René Bax
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1 year ago

That looks like a swimming pool at the beach 😁

wusah
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my God I want one LOL

TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

Were gunna need a bigger dryer

Eleanor Jansen
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1 year ago

They’re waiting for Kingkong..🦍

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Naw, can’t be real!

ENEDELIA Soto
Community Member
8 months ago

do they need a giant washer ?

Mark Kelly
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11 months ago

That real? Looks too big

Mark Kelly
Community Member
11 months ago

Must take all of them to carry it.

Rebecca Cote
Community Member
1 year ago

That's so awesome!

Noel Esquela
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, how to wring it dry...

Vinniegret
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1 year ago

Gawd that is SO funny

DotC
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1 year ago

Looks like Towely from SouthPark

Bobbie Burgund
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1 year ago

OH MY GOSH

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe a make-shift Volley ball court?

Teri Donovan
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. I have one that is the size of a king-size blanket and I thought THAT was big. I'd hate to have to fold this one up to get it in the car not to mention carrying it!

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, look at the bright side. Most of the time when you buy something online it turns out to be really tiny.

Elizabeth Scarborough
Community Member
1 year ago

They claim that much beach, it's all theirs, deeded by Costco.

Linda Phipps
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesome photo shop

moeless
Community Member
1 year ago

Git offa my lawn...towel!

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

ha-ha

Dawnette Franklin
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks bigger than my apartment.

Matthew Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

From CVS

Zeyad Magdy
Community Member
1 year ago

group towelll!

Roos de Leeuw
Community Member
1 year ago

is anyone else seeing those dark ass clouds

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

Volleyball court size!

catalina999999999
Community Member
1 year ago

Gotta be photoshop - but it's funny!

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

do you have a washer big enough for it?

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
1 year ago

space hogs

jo_shortland
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy crap thats a big towel

Oprean Olaru-Zăinescu
Community Member
1 year ago

:)))

John Montgomery
Community Member
1 year ago

Or when someone invented a shrink ray and didn't tell the rest of us.

Tifferooski
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

Sally Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

I think it is photoshopped.

Rowan Kincaid
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh wow. I love it!

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Hooley Dooley that’s a massive towel.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

😁...Hooley Dooley...😁

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dankay01
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1 year ago

This makes me very anxious.....😓

Julie Watson
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1 year ago

Where the heck....did they buy it??/??

Exquisite Spam
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1 year ago

Why even bother going to the beach if you don't want the sand.

Nikki D
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1 year ago

For the water and fresh sea breezes!

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#11

Saw This Guy On The Beach. He Said His Grandkids Bought Him This Shirt

Saw This Guy On The Beach. He Said His Grandkids Bought Him This Shirt

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WHATSZ
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1 year ago

Beach, please.

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#12

You Have To Stay 10' Feet Away From The Wild Ponies On Assateague, Even If They Steal Your Spot

You Have To Stay 10' Feet Away From The Wild Ponies On Assateague, Even If They Steal Your Spot

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

Beach Ponies <3 <3 <3

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#13

I Was Stood Taking A Photo Of My Girlfriend In The Sea, Then Realised So Was Every Other Instagram Boyfriend

I Was Stood Taking A Photo Of My Girlfriend In The Sea, Then Realised So Was Every Other Instagram Boyfriend

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

This almost seems set up, for a joke

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#14

My Mom Stumbled Into This Drug Dealer While In Jamaica

My Mom Stumbled Into This Drug Dealer While In Jamaica

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

Holy Smokes

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#15

This Perfect "Story In Three Panels" Of My Cousin

This Perfect "Story In Three Panels" Of My Cousin

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Pungent Sauce
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1 year ago

People bash on pigeons all the time, but seagulls are far higher up in the rankings of sky-rats. Right bastards, all of them.

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#16

E Is For Existential Crisis

E Is For Existential Crisis

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Awkward Manatee
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1 year ago

hehehe that caption though!

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#17

My Boyfriend Decided To Take My Dog To The Beach Today For Some “Quality” Time Together

My Boyfriend Decided To Take My Dog To The Beach Today For Some “Quality” Time Together

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

"I am so going to pee in your shoes when i get out of here. FEAR ME! FEAR......MEEEE!"

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#18

Mr. Crab's First Dollar

Mr. Crab's First Dollar

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Kodwo Amigo
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1 year ago

Beach better have my money

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#19

I Found A Door (And Nothing Else) On An Abandoned Beach

I Found A Door (And Nothing Else) On An Abandoned Beach

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Daria Z
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1 year ago

So, did you open it?

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#20

So I Went To The Beach And Saw This

So I Went To The Beach And Saw This

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Sasha Taylor
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1 year ago

Actually the best idea ever...

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#21

I Feel Like I Just Missed A Miracle On The Beach

I Feel Like I Just Missed A Miracle On The Beach

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Or a tragedy...

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#22

Creative Sprite Ad, Creepy Chair Guy

Creative Sprite Ad, Creepy Chair Guy

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago (edited)

Yeah someone needs to check the local sex offenders database...*shudder....

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#23

Just Bro Things

Just Bro Things

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

they are hiding from the beach ponies

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#24

Visual Representation Of Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Visual Representation Of Why Women Live Longer Than Men

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Christopher Rhind
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1 year ago

At some point he'll pop up

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#25

Finally An Answer To The Age Old Question "Do Raccoons On A Beach In Panama City, Feel Like Fritos?"

Finally An Answer To The Age Old Question "Do Raccoons On A Beach In Panama City, Feel Like Fritos?"

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peter howard
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1 year ago

I love racoons! Beware the racoominati!

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#26

Taking Too Long To Take A Photo Of Her Food On The Beach

Taking Too Long To Take A Photo Of Her Food On The Beach

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Pandykinz
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1 year ago

Seagulls love Instagrammers

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#27

This Man At The Beach Has A Tiny Deck Chair To Rest His Head

This Man At The Beach Has A Tiny Deck Chair To Rest His Head

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Sasha Taylor
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1 year ago

Awwww

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#28

That's One Patient Dog

That's One Patient Dog

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

i´ve been waiting for that tail to wiggle xD

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#29

Dodge Tried To Shoot A Commercial For A $60,000 Truck At My Local Beach

Dodge Tried To Shoot A Commercial For A $60,000 Truck At My Local Beach

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

If the truck ran well after this, it would be an add in itself.

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#30

Saw This Inspirational Beach Message This Morning

Saw This Inspirational Beach Message This Morning

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Christine Holl
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1 year ago

There is no wifi. Talk to each other and pretend it is 1995.

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#31

Seagull Has No Boundaries

Seagull Has No Boundaries

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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1 year ago

Maybe he supports another team

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#32

This Man Is Taking A Picture Of His Vape At The Beach

This Man Is Taking A Picture Of His Vape At The Beach

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

When you don't have a partner; improvise!

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#33

Dragged This Down To The Beach

Dragged This Down To The Beach

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Kai
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1 year ago

I hope he didnt leave it there.

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