I ended up with a shorter day today – so I decided to
skip the gym (you know many of my blogs start off that way!) – and hit up Barred Island – It’s a mile in and a mile out – you MUST go during low tide and you’ll have 2hrs before and 2hrs after (the hike in is about 45 mins)
The trail is worn, the earth bare to the snarled roots of the surrounding trees.
Then as you come closer to the shore, feet and time have cut a swath of earth away and revealed the granite beneath – making for a solid walk way to the beach
Then – the beach – at low tide you’ve got about 2hrs before and 2hrs after the “low point” of the tide. You can walk over to the Island and explore it – along with the shore – it’s a great view – I’d love to hit it up at sunset – but not having to walk back thru that trail at deep dusk
It’s a real fun walk, you’ve got sand, rocky area, lovely huge granite rocks – and nothing like that great sea air.
I decided to skip the gym one afternoon, and go running around on the rocky shores of Sand Beach.
Not the sunniest day, but cold and gorgeous (Its April!)
As I was doing paperwork one afternoon, this guy was fluttering around making sure I was doing my job, I guess!
Since we are supposed to get rain for the next few days – I decided that I was skipping the gym and hitting the sunset beat.
There are tons of nooks and crannies here in Deer Isle and Stonington. I’m having fun seeking them out and I know I haven’t even scratched the surface.
There are various beaches here on the Island, and learning just where the sun sets and rises, is an every changing curve – getting to know the island while driving for work has its advantages
A picture is worth 1000 words, and sometimes, words fail you – so the pictures shall speak.
I’ll admit, I am not the biggest fan of the snow. However, it is pretty. Most of the time.
The on thing about the coast, is it’s always changing. One day the ground is clear, the next 24 inch of snow!
We got slammed and are waiting on more in the next 24 hours. Go down south they said, it’s warmer they said!
I love these old places, there is so much character here!
When it snows, typically the next day the sky is bright blue and the water is gorgeous as calm.
The colors just started to come in through the hazy clouds as I drove home today, snapped a few pictures. I’ve gotten into the habit carrying my camera with me.
I say this ALL the time. I love to chase the light. I love the sun. I love sunsets and sun rises. I was having trouble catching a great sunset on the Island. They are fleeting and I couldn’t find “the place”. Then one of the CNA’s at the nursing home told me about the beach.
So off I went, found the beach but the sun wasn’t right yet. I headed up around the other end of the Island and found a place that the sky was just starting to color.
I took off and headed back to the beach and now the light was better. I walked around, met a great dog who thought I was the devil. *L*
I sat on the rocks and waited. I am totally in love with my new lens. It reacts quick, seems easier to use. Also – no swapping lenses!
The sun set slowly that night, so I had all the time in the world to roam around the rocky beach and snap a picture here and a picture there. Some time to think. Reflect. Contemplate.
I got back in the car before it got to dark and headed back to the dock I’d taken a few pictures at before and snapped a few more.