Monday, August 8, 2016

Weekend Wanderings!

First I would like to mention something a follower mentioned, about my previous post. On the word, It's, it should be Its, no apostrophe. I got the idea for the bell, then the saying since it had bell in it and looked it up to get the right saying, and I took one that had the apostrophe without thinking. I do that a lot and I know I write my posts without thinking and no editing, so I need to be more careful, since they do seem confusing, even to me.

With the lyme, I have days where I cannot remember what I did 5 minutes ago, forget words and mess things up, so you will have to bear with me on those days;) Other days I am back to normal, it is an up and down process but I am having better days, so that gives me hope.

One of the things that helps me feel better is getting out in the fresh air and exercising. Now that I can move again, I thought it was a good time to go to the beach. It is relaxing, lots of fresh air and swimming is one exercise where I can move freely without pain.

Bill had Friday off so we could go to the beach without the crowds. We decided to go to East Beach since we never get to go there on the weekends and there is limited parking. It is a strip of land that divides a salt water pond and the ocean. They also have two camping areas at the end, but no dogs allowed.

It was a beautiful day, the water was warm and very few people on the beach.

The tide was going out and that means more waves. It was fun body surfing in the waves, not so fun when I got slammed a few times when I wasn't looking, lol. The island in the distance is Block Island, that is where the ferries go.

Saturday we we went to East Matunuck Beach. This beach is harder to get to since the roads are narrow, but perfect for a Saturday. Not as many people as at the main beaches and great waves.

It is also a nice place for great views, the channel was to our left and we could watch the ferries that go to Block Island.

They also have large areas with salt water marshes behind the beach, and an area where the Piping Plovers nest. Great place to stroll along the beach and look for heart stones.

I was hesitant about going to the beaches on a Sunday, but we decided to go later in the afternoon and this time we went back to Roger Wheelers Beach. They have a larger parking area and separate sections so you can pick a spot away from the main crowds.

We parked at the end and walked up the dunes, figuring there would be less people.

The minute we got to the end, we ran into, wall to wall tents. This must be the party end, luckily they all set up at the main entrance, we walked down, closer to the water. The tide was going out so we were able to find a spot further down and enjoy a few hours, even with the crowds. Great place to people watch and watch the boats coming in. This beach is on the other side of the channel, that we were at on Saturday. We could watch the ferries as well as the fishing boats that came across, to unload their catch at the docks.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and if you would like to see my videos, you can check out my YouTube Channel. You can see more of the views and hear the sounds of the sea.


acorn hollow said...

I love the beach the smells and sounds. So very happy for you that you got out and about. the weather was perfect for getting out last weekend.
I am off to your youtube channel.

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm glad you could enjoy the beach without the crowds. I would enjoy a bit of beach-combing more than getting in the water.
The scenes are lovely. When I was in school, people were very fussy about spelling and pronunciation and grammar. Maybe because I am now in Japan, everything is confused with British spellings and American spellings and people are mixing up simple things like there and their. We get to relying on our spell check and sometimes it doesn't like american spelling and often it can't find a mistake. Don't sweat the small stuff.

Saundra said...

I think its and it's is an easy grammatical error for anyone to make whether you have lymes or just in a hurry. There are other words which are also easy mistakes but can't think of the words right now. Am sure that I'll find them after I've made the error tho.

Glad you had good weather.

Sandi said...

Love that photo of the beach finding, you don't see those on the west coast. Glad you found a less crowded quieter beach.

Carol C. said...

I so enjoyed your pictures!! You are blessed to live so close to the ocean, and so many beautiful choices for beaches. Amazing how peaceful in August! We were just able to drive to the Oregon Coast -- beautiful, too. I took a couple of videos on my phone, so I can watch and listen when I need an ocean break. Bet your puppy enjoyed the water!

Shasta Matova said...

These are gorgeous pictures. Glad you enjoyed your day. I wouldn't worry about inadvertent grammar mistakes. The important thing is that people can understand what you are saying.

Fiona said...

Lovely beach scenes... I do love the seaside and wish I could get there more. I never picked up on that spelling even though I like to think I am good at editing!! haha... pretend it was part of the 'prim' process???