By the Sea

Hi Kids!

I’ve been wanting to show you some pictures for a few weeks now. Today’s the day! 🙂

Before we start, I just want to mention that you can click on any photo to enlarge it.


You may remember that New England was bracing for a hurricane over Labor Day Weekend. Thankfully it never came and so to celebrate, Sir Beads and I headed out for an afternoon near the water.

We’re awfully lucky that we can hop in the car and bump into the ocean in anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on which direction we drive. Boston is to the north, Cape Cod to the east, and Rhode Island to the south. All have beautiful spots where you can get up close and personal with the waves of the deep blue sea! 😀

We set out on a gorgeous Saturday in early September. The sun was brilliant and the sky was cloudless.

Hey where did that come from? Ok, almost cloudless.

We went to a favorite spot where you can either drive or walk along the shore. We did a little of both. (People love to fish off the pier.)

Families have picnics; kids fly kites; and couples stroll or just sit and gaze dreamily as the waves ripple and sparkle in the sunshine.

What’s a day near the ocean without a little seafood? Here’s the restaurant where we had a bite to eat. Notice there’s even a place to tie your boat if you arrive by sea.

All that walking made us thirsty. Sir Beads had the ale.

Now, understand that a New England kid loves most things from the ocean and fried clams are delicious!!! Oh oh, I heard a thud! Did somebody just faint? 😉

After we ate, we walked through the town and found a charming gift shop. It was fun to roam around inside.

Next we happened upon an art show with an ocean theme!!! (And they were offering tasty-looking refreshments, but we had just eaten.)

In the middle of the ocean art was this motorbike! It reminded me of you ladies who ride and so I just had to take a picture for you.

We thought this pottery vase with a dimensional wave was especially interesting.


Thanks for coming along on our day by the sea. 😀



Edited to add this photo, requested by Carapace!

(click twice for largest view)


By the Sea — 8 Comments

  1. You know you are a pretty lucky lady to have Sir Beads to run with. Lots of guys would not call this the ideal day.

    We live close to Lake Michigan. Its so much fun to go to the lake towns and wander around the tourist shops. I grew up on Lake Michigan and if it weren’t for Terry, one of my life regrets is having moved to another town. Sun and Water call to me.

    Thanks for sharing your day. You coulda left out the clams.

  2. I love the ocean. I’m about an hour from the beach, the mountains and Boston! Could life get any better?
    We love to wander through some of the quaint shops in New England towns. So much fun.

    I could sit and watch the waves by the hour. So peaceful.

    Thanks for sharing and reminding of the beauty of the ocean.

  3. How is this not the ideal day?!? Well, ok, the clams were clearly battered with flour. Any good central Texas gal knows you batter your swimmin’ foods with cornmeal!;P

    I love the mermaid statue! Any closeup pics?

  4. I love the clam picture, they are some of my favorite seafood. I wish I lived near the ocean, we are in the middle of the states so to drive there is usually two days. I’m lucky we get to ride there a few times a year so I truly appreciate it when I get to go.
    I do ride, but standing on the seat will never be for me. I’m too chicken or smart depending on your outlook, I guess.
    Thanks for sharing you day with me, I enjoyed it.

  5. Beautiful pictures! I miss the ocean, thats the only thing I hate about living in the midwest, I am not close to any water! Unless you want to count boring icky brown lifeless lakes….

  6. Your neck of the woods looks a lot like mine! I really enjoyed seeing those beautiful pictures of your lovely day.

    xoxo Paulette 🙂

  7. Looks like it was a lovely day! I grew up very close to the ocean (well, I guess it was the gulf…) and now that I’m in the middle of Texas instead I really miss it! I’ve never been to New England before though and I would LOVE to visit someday.

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