Friday, July 8, 2011
Beach Week has been challenging. We had 2 days of heavy dense fog at the shore...we were patient, we were hopeful, we saw glimmers of sun, but in the end, the blizzard of fog won out. Jimmy had one blissful day to himself while I did the Farmer's Market...he needed the day, and I was glad to be at the Market. However, yesterday wiped away all those foggy memories and gave us a day of absolute perfection. We arrived at Matunuck around 11ish. It is so pleasant to say 'good morning' to people on the beach. The sky was blue, it was a hot day, little wind, there was a storm churning many miles out to sea, so the waves were big, the ocean was roaring, the tide was up. We immediately took off for the long walk towards Pt. Judith. As many times as we have walked this walk, we are always amazed, when we pause and turn around, to see how far we have come. Time on the beach is read by the position of the sun, not by our watches or iPhones. Hence, the glorious, lazy long walks in the water, out of the water, on the sand, through the red tide and fresh strands of bright green seaweed, is marked only by how high the sun is in the sky. A fun guessing game, although, we've become pretty good in the knowing. By the time we left, at around 5:30, we had walked the entire beach twice over and then some. The water, was extremely refreshing. I came home with a good haul of rocks, a most grateful heart having had such a banner day, while still feeling the warmth of the sun well into the evening. Today thunderstorms abound, but we'll head back again tomorrow with great anticipation of 2 more most excellent days!