Getting Out – Sand Beach
After helping Artie on a job in Bar Harbor, Amelia, Katie and I visited Sand Beach for a while Tuesday afternoon. It was damp, misty, breezy and chilly, but we had the best time. Would’ve been better had Artie been with us, of course. It’s been a long winter with (too) few opportunities for really getting out and exploring. Amelia was disappointed that I hadn’t brought her swimming suit (yes, really, almost to the point of a toddler-tantrum) even though it was barely 40 degrees. We’re all just so ready for Spring!
Katie got her puppy-on by running crazily through the sand, nipping at seaweed, chewing driftwood, swimming and then digging until she was filthy. Amelia, although tired from a busy week, fighting a cold and skipping a nap, had a blast wandering around, wading until her feet were soaked and then chasing the waves at low tide (yes, I know, perfect activities for a child with a cold). It was refreshing out there, peaceful. We were the only ones there for most of the time. We took our time, walked the entire beach, threw things into the water, tried crossing the rapidly moving stream at the end of the beach and slowly made our way back, but not before tempting the waves with our proximity, enticing them to chase us and then running as fast as we could to higher ground. (She made it most of the time).
There’s a video of Amelia on the beach at the end of the post.
This isn’t a particularly exciting video. It’s basically Amelia running around on the beach. But it does have a nice soundtrack, especially for those of you longing for the shore.