I know, I know, I promised beach for the Thursday report.
But we didn't GO to the beach on Thursday. It turns out that on Thursday, the Beach was 62 degrees, cloudy and windy. It was lovely here at Mom's though.
Instead of going to the beach, there was a certain amount of lolling about the house, nipping down to Freeport to take advantage of L.L.Bean's big sale on backpacks (I am SO done with the girls' backpacks wearing out that I opted to spend a bit more for something GUARANTEED to last through school and even college), going to the grocery store, and then the girls and I headed into town to meet one of our dear friends, Myles, for Gelato at the ever marvelous Gelato Fiasco. I really should have taken my camera.
After lingering over a small cup in which they'd layered Pomegranate Lime (so light! so refreshing!), Turkish Coffee, and Chocolate Noir with Espresso chips (sooooo rich and amazing), while my lovely daughters savored their choices, our Myles took us on a meandering walk around Brunswick, before whisking us off to his house (fun rides on twisty main roads in a fun little Mini Cooper Convertible) for dinner.
That was fabulous. It's like coming home to a place you barely left. Though we'd not seen each other for a year, (well, just over a year), Honora, Myles and I resumed our connection as though it had been only a week. And, after everyone spent a minute or three on the fact that everyone had GROWN!!!, the kids soon skipped outside together like fast friends. Dinner was great too.
But... yesterday..... that was a perfect beach day.
The tide was going out, so the waters edge went from this
While we were there.
It also meant that the sand bar that connects the beach/mainland to Fox Island (see above) was exposed after we'd be there for a bit. Bookworm chose to loll about on the beach blanket reading, but Golf Pro and Kitty and I walked out the Island. Along the way we noted that something about the tide created hard ridges in the sand where the water was low...
Under water, it looked like this
We wandered out, climbed to the top of the island, and looked further out to sea
Then turned around and headed back to the beach from which we'd come
I even persuaded Golf Pro and Kitty to let me take their picture!
On the way back, I walked a lot through the water -- it was like fighting my way upstream in a river. The tide was just rushing out, and there were no hints of the waves that usually lap inwards. It felt good actually, walking against the tide with the water up to my thighs.
That was as close as I got to actually getting in the water -- though I did walk up and down the beach letting my feet play in the water. Along the way we saw a seagull who had managed to score a full bag (single serving size) of chips. He'd fly off alone, land, try to get into the bag, wrestle with it until his fellows discovered him, and then fly off to defend his prize. I tried to take his picture, but never got a decent shot. I wonder if he ever got into the bag.
We also saw a marvelous sand "castle"
Far from home, a Mayan temple. Love it.
As for knitting, I've worked on Irtfa'a and the Lovlund. Golf Pro's sock went to the beach with us, but stayed quietly in it's project bag the whole time. Today is likely to be another out and about day, and I won't find knitting time this evening -- we're having dear friends in for a lobster dinner (YUM). I'm okay with that. :-)
Hope you are all having a pleasant week. It's time for me to roust the kids lest the day slip too far away.