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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Searching for Spring

Hello! Is it spring yet? Not here! My weather app tells me it's a balmy 75* in the city, but here at the beach it's barely 50 with a gale wind blowing hard out of the south. The chill does not stop beach people from sprouting shorts and flipflops, I noticed when I went to the village today for  Monday errands. It's school spring break and by gosh, the kids who didn't go to Cancun are gonna celebrate in style anyway. The surf beach parking lot was pretty busy, so I popped in to see what was happening, how it fared over the winter.

The boardwalk is installed.

It looks oddly the same as my own dune ramp, doesn't it?

 But then...The View. The dunes here are quite high, the beach is a steep drop blow. The view is amazing.

There's a horizontal  a ramp this year to help make the downward sloping scramble a bit easier and safer.

There were a few kids on the beach, some teens, some young moms with their out of school kiddies. Hahaha, all bundled up in parkas.

No surfers because of the onshore wind and hard choppy seas and shorebreak.

But beautiful in its windswept glory, as always...

I live a few miles beyond and behind these straw covered dunes.

No hint of green.

Maybe soon? In June? Is it spring-like where you are?



gone to the beach....