Monday, August 13, 2012

A Day at the Ocean!


Yesterday I wanted to get out and since I wasn't up to paddling, I decided to go for a drive. It was nice to get out and enjoy the island and this time we even went around the other side.

This was our destination, the Beavertail Lighthouse. It is a large area with lots of parking and walking paths.


Lots of rocky cliffs with places to walk down, to get closer to the water, but I was happy staying up top.


This time we went into the lighthouse, mostly photos and a shop, but they also had a mini aquarium building, with local fish and a friendly sand shark.


On the point there were a few guys fishing. The tide was coming back in and crashing on the rocks, not the safest place to be. This guy was beginning to figure that out.


This is the area they were fishing in, not a good place to be when the waves are coming in. This is one area where people have been swept in and drowned because of the rocks and the undertow.


It was a beautiful day out and the breezes were a nice way to fight off the humidity. The sailboats were taking advantage of the winds.


On the way home, we stopped by the mill stream and I took a photo of the lotus pond. The flowers are beautiful and the leaves are as big as elephant ears. It is almost like an alien landscape. I hope every one had a wonderful weekend.



12 comments:

Keeper of the Past said...

Thank you for the lovely pictures of the ocean. What a lovely day. I plan to visit the ocean when I retire and can do more traveling.

Carrie P. said...

A beautiful day!
that place where the fisherman was does look dangerous!

Dorothy said...

Lovely scenery. Beautiful lilies. I love the shape of the seed pods.

cucki said...

such a beautiful day :)
hugs x

Quilt Hollow said...

Beautiful day well spent!

acorn hollow said...

very pretty as always.
Cathy

Linda said...

Really cool photos!

~Laurie~ said...

Thanks for sharing the ocean with us!! And those flowers at the end don't look real!! Beautiful!!

Beckyjean said...

Beautiful photos!

Becky

Cheryl said...

I could smell the ocean. Thanks.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Your photography is so fantastic. I love when you take these trips since your part of the country is so unique. I am in love with the
flowers and pods. We do not have those here. Just beautiful.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures as always....