6.03.2009

first day

first beach day '09


We did it and I can't believe it.  We ventured out for our first beach day of the season.  The kids have been pleading with me to go to the beach and I've been waiting for a day that didn't include crazy winds or rain.  Today was that day. 


first beach day '09


Before we left home I warned the kids that the water would still be quite cold since it really has had no time to warm up.  My words didn't matter to my brave little crew who decided they wanted full beach experience, bathing suits and all.  Brrr.  I wimped out and chose layers to keep me warm.  It also helped to have a hot cup of tea as my companion. 


first beach day '09


first beach day '09


It was still cool outside when we arrived, with a slight warm breeze.  The dark clouds gave a foreboding of possible rain but none of that mattered.  We came for some serious play business.  There has been months
of pent up beach angst in all of us, waiting and wanting to be in touch
with the sand and water, free from our heavy winter clothing restraints.  It was lovely.  It was hopeful.  It made my heart leap seeing the kids run back and forth through the sand and water.  They alternated between their play and coming back for a towel to warm themselves.  The coolness in the air did not let up. 


first beach day '09


first beach day '09


With my camera happily affixed to my neck I clicked and sipped my tea until my book drew my attention away.  Did I mention that we were the only souls actually near the water.  There were a few walkers, taking in the trails but other than that we owned the beach.  So unlike how it will be in a couple of short weeks when the rest of the city joins us to play in the sand. 


first beach day '09


We stayed until the clouds gave way to a light spitting and returned home to warm bubble baths for all.  A fine finish to a fun day.  I can hardly wait for our next trek to the water, I have a feeling we will be enjoying many more warmer days. 

10 comments:

  1. good for you! there's nothing like a trip to the beach :) we're going pretty much every other day this time of year. but it's a bit warmer around here (not that i dive in yet - i prefer the hot-hot water ;)

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  2. I love the pictures! That bucket is greener than green - what a color!

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  3. Seriously??? You were out on the 4th? I was trekking through downtown with 75 12 year olds doing the exchange district tour and complaining about the freezing cold rain! Ha!! You are too funny going to the beach!!!! Glad you guys had a good time. :)

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  4. You are amazing - going to the beach in this weather! I can hardly take this cold weather any longer. I just found your blog (i have read your husband's book).

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  5. I prefer the hot-hot water for swimming, though the way our summer is
    turning out I'm not sure if we will get there. Still, the beach is
    enjoyable with or without the water.

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  6. Nan, that bucket is truly a bright green and very hard to miss at the
    beach.

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  7. We are a crazy bunch. It was a little overcast but it never rained where we
    were. The temp was cool but the breeze was warm. Gotta start somewhere.

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  8. Hi Rose,
    Yes, the weather has gone into another cold, cold snap. I even turned my
    heat on yesterday for a half hour...brr. Thankfully it wasn't that bad the
    day we went to the beach, or we wouldn't have gone, well maybe we would
    still go but in long pants, jackets and rubber boots.
    I hope you enjoyed Paul's book! It's been quite a journey for us.
    Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. brr. glad I stayed in a sewed. even if i only sold a few things.

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  10. Brr is right but if I wait for the really warm weather I'm afraid we'll
    never get there.

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