Sunday, November 9, 2008

An Ocean Walk

Today was another beautiful day, so I had to take advantage of it and go for another walk.
We headed for Wakefield, an old town in the southern region and hit one of my favorite antique consignments. Unfortunately, I didn't find any goodies today.

We decided to go to black point, it is a beautiful walk along the rocky shores that takes you along a path overlooking the rocks and to Scarborough beach. You can walk along the rocks too, but I stayed on the path and walked on the rocks near the biggest rock, where most people love to climb around and explore the tidal pools.

At the beach, the sand pipers were running back and forth with the tide. The minute the tide goes out, they run towards the water, grabbing food and then running back as the next wave comes in. They are never standing still for more than a few seconds.

This is a view of where we came down to the beach. There are crumbled structures still standing where the people who once lived in the area had homes and docks on the shore. Most of the area was farm land, so I can only imagine what it had been like a hundred years ago. As you can see in the sky, the moon payed a visit, early today.


JoJo said...

Okay, Debbie, now I'm REALLY homesick for Maine. The first picture especially reminds me of Schoodic Point near Winter Harbor, Maine. Since we used to drive the hour to the Navy base in Winter Harbor for groceries once a month, if the weather was decent, we stop at Schoodic and walk around on the rocks. Such a beautiful place.

You're so lucky to live in an area where you have this kind of scenery available to you -- to say nothing of the walking trails.

WoolenSails said...

We have been to Schoodic point, it is beautiful. The only problem was the fog. It was so bad we could not see much when we got to the point. But the surrounding area and beaches are just beautiful.