I am an ocean child at heart-
Our trip to the beach last week was just what the doctor ordered. I brought down some art supplies with the intention that if I felt like it I would get some arting done- and of course that didn’t happen. I barely even picked up my phone the whole time. I got in as much beaching as I possibly could hoping I would grow tired of it. That didn’t happen either but I am happy I made the most of my time and I don’t feel guilty about being unproductive.
It had been quite a while since the last time I went to the beach and I was definitely longing for the sea.
The first couple days were a little breezy with a big nor’easter sitting just offshore. At high tide there was essentially no beach. It definitely was not safe for swimming. The surf stirred up some interesting stuff like starfish which I have never seen there before. I collected as many (dead) ones as I could stuff in my pockets.
There was a nature reserve near where we were staying . While the beach was under the water we decided to take a little hike through it.
I was surprised at the jungle-like gnarled forest just a block from the water.
There was a little overlook of the sound at the preserve. It was a very peaceful expanse of gently swaying reeds and rippling water. I didn’t get bit by mosquitoes once.
After the wind and waves calmed down I spent as much time as I could on the shore absorbing the environs and collecting shells. I was hoping to get it all out of my system but I don’t think that really happened- I’m ready to go back!
*Stay Safe- Stay Productive- and get some fresh, salty sea air if you can*