If you’ve carpe-ed every diem this past week, stretched out on a beach towel or a lounger on a beach, you’ll have noticed that (with very few exceptions) the sky above has been impossibly blue and the air very deliciously warm. We live for these days, do we not? The weather office says that in certain parts of South Africa we can look forward to something cooler and more forgiving in the next few days, allowing the tan time to consolidate before the next searing. So while the cool breeze blows, here are some visuals to keep you in the mood. By photographer Gray Malin, who likes to photograph beachscapes from the doors of helicopters. We posted some of Gray’s aerial beach series about two weeks ago. Everyone went yeah for them. We thought you’d enjoy these too – shot in South America.

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All images courtesy of Maison Gray via here.