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...

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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

Kari Panda
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1 year ago

I‘m afraid this is reality...

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Patrick McKemie
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1 year ago

Narcissist Beach Wouldn't recommend.

birdhouse
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1 year ago

I really don't understand these kinds of people. They just can't exist in the moment and assume that everyone wants to know what they are doing and where they are.

Bonita
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1 year ago

I am also flabbergasted! I honestly don't understand. Why??? Why are selfies and poses so important? Who cares people!

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Peter Dylan
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1 year ago

props to the people in the water just living life and enjoying it <3

William Teach
Community Member
1 year ago

That beach is now closed, due to all the people who came and trashed it, being the one in the Leo DeCaprio movie "The Beach"

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 year ago

Ugh, I read an article about that and it just makes me so sad. Too many people were coming in droves after seeing photographs from Instagram influencers. Hopefully, they can rehabilitate this beautiful area.

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NQ L
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1 year ago

My problem is that I always enjoy my time at the beach so much that I never remember to take pic.

Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Vanity+Insecurity

Robyn Scott
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1 year ago

Don't you forget about me.....

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That is just sad.

trix
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1 year ago

This was quite how it looked last year when my boyfriend and I went on a holiday. The only picture we had, except for the nature ones, was us, smiling at the camera on our first night, having dinner. Cause we wanted to print it out and frame it as it was also our anniversary. People nowadays are trying so hard to prove that they're having a better time/life than all the others. It's pathetic, really.

Id row
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1 year ago

Where did all the narcissism come from? It seems like suddenly everyone became obsessed with taking pictures of themselves for attention from strangers on the internet. Why?

Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

It was always there but is used to be socially acceptable only for the likes of kings and queens, and hardly even for them. Sad, really. A lot of people live lives that could have been interesting had they not been so self-centered.

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Wyndmere
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1 year ago

This has been seen in a previous thread.

thepotatogirl
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1 year ago

that is a beautiful beach tho

Kat Sotiriou
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1 year ago

Omg this is just so sad

Curious Cat
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1 year ago

millenials... they cant sit still and enjoy things.

ENEDELIA Soto
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9 months ago

they get more and more into the water .

Moniek Falck
Community Member
1 year ago

We've seen this at Hong island as well. My daughter and I were lucky to arrive half an hour before the crowd. It's not the point of taking pictures, everyone does. But these couples often were only busy with the photos, taking half an hour (in front of your nose, "blocking your view") and many times - really! - it ended up in girlfriends/women being angry because the photo wasn't good enough! Really, this was the first time in my life I hated social media :P

Vero Morales
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1 year ago

Beautiful place though

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Beautiful beach, sand looks so fine !!!

okpkpkp
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1 year ago

Oh, to be young again...

Elle Zee
Community Member
1 year ago

This makes me sad.... what have we become?!

Cindy Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope big waves come up and run all the cameras. People just need to step away from the social media on beaches.....Enjoy what you are looking at....Not everything has to be shared with everybody, and probably nobody else cares

Linda Phipps
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1 year ago

photo shop

basson6
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1 year ago

I can see why! Stunning!

berna zapominszki
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1 year ago

:DDD The idea wasn't quite original, what a surprise!

Mark CM
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1 year ago

Sheeple

Christina Hulten
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1 year ago

"I was standing taking a photo..."

Christina Hulten
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1 year ago

English "I was standing taking a photo..."

Juan Alcorta
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks fake. Thai beaches normally have 400x the amout of tourists and boats that show in this picture

Kamanu Waithumbi
Community Member
1 year ago

Really sucks instead of enjoying the moment

Kelsey Finch
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen this..it's strange. We were chillin on a beautiful beach in Mexico, then the cruise bus arrived..they came in, took pics for about an hour and then left. It was surreal. If you only have an hour, sit, look, swim grab a beer..bleh..my generation is failing..failing!

Kathleen Cochran
Community Member
1 year ago

He should take a picture of ANY other girl!

Anni
Community Member
1 year ago

We didn’t take pics of our backs or our feet when we had to pay for film and developing. Just smiles!

Daniel Duarte
Community Member
1 year ago

obnoxious, ridiculous. Throw away your phones and just enjoy the beach.

Hollie Houghton-Bullen
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it just me that thinks this is kind of sad?

Kay Cee
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty beach

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

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NWB
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1 year ago

so damn lame! hahaha

Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

That's why I only take pictures without people in it.

TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

I mean yeah it’s vain to take these but aren’t all pictures in some way. Also unless they’re doing that all day or travel there take the picture then leave I’m sure they get to enjoy it. Making your life look perfect on Facebook or insta isn’t going to make it perfect but I think in some ways it’s like life achievements unlocked

Caren Johnson
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1 year ago

Narcissism at its finest.

AnnaB
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1 year ago

Pathetic

Just Barbora
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad...

Milena
Community Member
1 year ago

Already seen this posted... what with BP? recycling much?

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

if it was a vacancy pic the girl would be facing him. this is just narcissic picture for instagram

Gail Hanna
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1 year ago

Not one original thought amoungst them!

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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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