Monday, September 29, 2014

Weekend Wanderings Giveaway!


We had a beautiful weekend and even though I am still dragging, I had to get out and enjoy it. For saturday we went to Bluff Point Connecticut. It was warm but cooler near the ocean with the breezes so  hiking to the bluff was the perfect place to go.

I love walks where the paths are wide and you have views of the water, most of the way. It is so calming and a great way to boost my spirit. At the end of the trail, there are the bluffs where you can look out at the ocean and see all the way to the islands off of New York.



The afternoon got warmer and there are no trees at the point, so we headed back and sat at the picnic area under the trees. A great place to cool down and enjoy people watching.



Sunday was even hotter, so I decided it was a good day for the bay. We started in the cove but went straight out to the bay and headed down the coast. I left the house tired, but once I got out on the water, I wanted to keep going, I love being on the water.

Since the tide was still high, we went to a cove and paddled around the perimeter. It was calmer in the cove and a good way to relax after paddling in the waves and against the wind. I always love seeing the old mill, they are condominiums now but they still have their historic charm.



In the middle of that area, there is a group of patriotic birds.



Another cove comes to the sanctuary where we go for walks, so no homes past this point. A touch of fall is just beginning in the areas closest to the sea.



We ended out trip at the outer cove. I went in to the waist, too cold to jump in;) It is a nice place to walk around and see what interesting things are hidden in the sea.



And now for the giveaway! I tried taking a photo when we were at Bluff Point and this guy ducked under, just as I hit the shutter. What do you think it is? You don't have to be right, all comments will be entered. The winner will receive any one of my epatterns, of their choice. I will pick a winner on Friday night and announce it, that night.


21 comments:

marie said...

A bird of some kind. Great pictures.

Colleen said...

How about a loon?

Glenda said...

I have no ideal but I sure do love your pictures and envy all your places to paddle.

Julie Fukuda said...

If that were Tokyo Bay. would say it was a cormorant. We have Grebes that dive too but they dive so quickly it is hard to get a picture.

usagypsy said...

Well I will take a wild guess...some kind of sea bird (: It's such a beautiful area! Would love to be there when Fall really kicks in!

Christine said...

What a beautiful place. Is it a seal?

Gloria said...

I think it may be a cormorant having seen the previous photos.

A bird which always makes me smile because of the poem my father taught me when i was small.

"The common cormorant or shag
Lays eggs inside a paper bag.
The reason you will see, no doubt,
It is to keep the lightning out.
But what these unobservant birds
Have never noticed is that herds
Of wandering bears may come with buns
And steal the bags that hold the crumbs."

Jacque. said...

Debbie...love the photos! No need to enter me in the giveaway...let someone else be the fortunate one to win one of your patterns.

denise said...

an otter?

Simply Primitive said...

I think it's an otter---

julieQ said...

I so enjoy seeing where you wandered on your weekend! I think it is a sea otter....???

ileyssilver said...

I am really enjoying your weekend outings and shares. Thanks so much.

Lori said...

Must be a seal????
What a lovely area you hiked/canoed in this weekend. I bet when fall really hits it is even more beautiful.

Anna said...

so magical the ocean is....

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm going with a bird...

Soggibottom said...

I see you have been sharing our late Summer weather. Brilliant for getting out and about.
That is no quacky duck is it ?
:-) x x x

terriquilts said...

A loon.

Dawn said...

Oh my, last time I guessed on one of your photos...I embarrassed my self :-)

Sarah said...

I guess a coot or a cormorant. I'm curious to find out! sarah@forrussia.org

Miccosukee said...

You caught a photo of the elusive Bluff Point Nessie. You need to let the Discovery channel know as soon as possible. Congratulations!

trisha

Barbara said...

I think it is some kind of bird that dives underwater. Love all your photos!