Sunday, July 25, 2010

Back From the Beach

All fabulous trips must come to an end, and our journey to the Cape was no exception! We never seem to have enough time to do all of the things nor see all of the people who we wish to see, but we always have a wonderful time!
As the saying goes, "If one is lucky enough to be at the beach, one is lucky enough!!" We certainly feel that way!

Becca spent her usual ridiculous number of hours in the surf in very cold waters, having a wonderful time boogie Boarding and then treasure hunting amoung the flotsam.

Becca's amazing stamina even managed to convince Uncle Peter and cousin Kate to join her - for a few moments of fun and shivers!!! This cold water is not for the timid- it hurts!!!!!

It was so wonderful to get some beach time with our family! We also managed to fit in a sunset at Rock Harbor on the bayside, before brother and neice had to start the long trek home to Tanzania.

We also spent some great beach time on the bayside. The beaches on the bay have a great tidal change, warmer water and great critter watching opportunities.

It was such fun to see the minnows gathering around her hand when she placed it int he water and was very still!! She spent quite a few happy moments watching and collecting. Note: NO minnows were harmed in any way during these observations!!!!!

Becca got a few Skim Boarding lessons from our friend Bryce, but contented herself with watching after a few attempts. Bryce has been working on his technique for a few years and is very good!!

On another day at the bay, on an incoming tide Becca and Laurel had some nice chat time while floating about. Life was definately low key and relaxing!

We also had a wonderful time visiting my parents and their crazy dog , Roo the rescued greyhound.
Time is always too short when we visit, but at least we are able to visit! Hopefully next summer it will not be quite so hot!! My mother's gardens always give me lots of inspiration and some great photo opps, now if we can just do something a bout the bunnies nipping off the brown eyed susans, midstem...........


La Dolce Vita said...

looks like great fun, wet and wild!

Dot said...

Looks like you had the perfect holidy Elizabeth! Love the pics. Can you send some of the warm weather over here?
Dot x

Sharon said...

I am so glad you had a great time. I am also glad your back as I have been missing your posts.

Deborah said...

Looks like she found some nice treasures!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Glad you had fun with your family! That is the only other dog named Roo that I have heard of besides my son's. Aren't we spoiled by our warmer southern beaches?

martha brown said...

Welcome back! It looks like the perfect holiday :) I love those little minnows. That is me still -- I can sit for hours watching the tidal pools -- or here, in the lakes and streams finding minnows, crayfish, tadpoles... and the occasional leach (yick). Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

One of our favorite places too, Elizabeth! I have jars and jars of those beautiful stones just like you do. How can one resist! The colors are glorious, aren't they!

Claudine Intner said...

Great pictures! I haven't been to the Cape in years. I love the collection of stones. So pretty!

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