I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring? and the Surfing Beach




Hi everyone! Spring? pooh! Mo and I  have been as housebound as if we'd had a week long blizzard. NO snow but high wind days interspersed with heavy rain have kept us mostly home and in the sewing room.
But I promised you guys a beach walk! So here we go, bundle up. Wind chill is 27*.


See that wind speed? Sand blowing 50 MPH is not fun. And remember these readings are taken inland, not here at the beach. We're having gale winds here, typically spring.



Today dawned with bright sunshine and only 25 MPH winds, so despite the near freezing temps, on my way home from errands in town I decided to stop off and check out the local surf beach
Here we are.


Finally! The boardwalk over the dunes has now been replaced. It washed away in fall of 2012, during H Sandy. The dunes here are quite steep and high and sometimes were too big a trek for me to come here for my walks, when I have to slog up the sandy faces.
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I don't think my photos can truly express the wild and deserted beauty of this beach. The dunes are high, the view amazing. Not a soul around for miles. Immaculate, pristine white sand.
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No surfers, it was during school hours, and the winds were blowing in an unfortunate shore break, too.






I could just wander off in blissful enjoyment, home to my beach far in the distance. But no, I left my Jeep here in the lot.


 It's a narrower steeper beach than my beach. Good for walking in wind or rain as the waterline is much closer and there aren't acres of open sand to navigate, blowing in your face, in your mouth and ears, up your nose,lol.




A helicopter flew over as I walked. I bet his view is even more spectacular.







No treasures, this is a very barren wave swept beach.




But I've found a few fun things on my own beach recently:


A very tiny lead soldier/ Napoleanonic horseman/ cavalry. Maybe 1.25 inches high.



 And an "Easter egg" pebble, so pretty!





On my way home I noticed the local ice cream stand is open. It's been here since 1951! One spring day when it's warmer, I 'll get a friend to drop me off here, then I 'll walk home along the beach from the surf beach to my own beach--enjoying one of their famous root beer/ ice cream floats. I can't wait! (The surf beach is just a block behind the ice cream stand.)


When I got home I immediately took Mo out for an extra long walk. We really enjoyed it. [post on our spring discoveries, soon.] Those endorphins and negative ions really brighten a person [and a doggy]'s moods. I do love a cold crisp bright blue day. Do you?




love,

lizzy

gone to the beach................


Mo had a visit from the groomer! He got a baseball bandana. Go, Yankees![?]







7 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos. Brightened my day as we are wet and cold. Autumn has arrived.

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  2. Gorgeous even if it was cold! Yes, that fresh air will perk me up every time.

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  3. Wonderful photos! You're right, viewing them full screen makes a difference. I knew it was cold again, but I didn't realize it was that chilly. Been a long time since I experienced cold Temps like that...not sure how I would feel about a brisk walk.

    Nice pebble, and the little lead soldier is kind of a fun find.

    Love Mo's baseball themed scarf!

    Been ages since I've enjoyed a root beer float. I'll have to put that on the list this summer!

    Kel

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    1. LOL I m wanting my RB float! May have to stop in soon and have one, yum.

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  4. Oh how I love your beach photos! Such lovely beauty. If I had a beach to walk on like that I wouldn't fight having to walk so much....LOL Where on Long Beach do you live? You are one lucky lady! Mo too! :) Kit

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  5. We've had gusty winds the past week, too - but at least it's not blowing SAND! Just the wind is annoying enough.

    Your pictures are beautiful as always, the sand and water are so inviting (but I bet that water is COLD!). Walking barefoot just in the edge of the water (when it's WARM) appeals to me but I would more meander than walk fast, LOL.

    A root beer float sounds yummy, too. Around here there's still one A&W place - great french fries and wonderful root beer, much better than any from cans or bottles. Okay, now I want to go to A&W!! See what you started?!

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  6. What a good blog you have here. Keep Your Work Up....

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