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.

3/12/13 She actually posed and let me take a picture of her. This is her "cheese" face.

3/12/13 She actually posed and let me take a picture of her. This is her “cheese” face.

3/12/13 We shared the beach briefly with this group who left as quickly as they arrived. I'm guessing a photography group?

3/12/13 We shared the beach briefly with this group who left as quickly as they arrived. I’m guessing a photography group?

3/12/13 She runs so far ahead now...

3/12/13 She runs so far ahead now…

3/12/13 I asked her a dozen times not to get too close to the eroding edge. It didn't work. Shocking.

3/12/13 I asked her a dozen times not to get too close to the eroding edge. It didn’t work. Shocking.

3/12/13 Throwing seaweed into the water.

3/12/13 Throwing seaweed into the water.

3/12/13 Throwing seaweed into the water.

3/12/13 Throwing seaweed into the water.

3/12/13 Beehive

3/12/13 Beehive

3/12/13 Sand Beach

3/12/13 Sand Beach

3/12/13 Crawling through the sand.

3/12/13 Crawling through the sand.

3/12/13 Happy to be out.

3/12/13 Happy to be out.

3/12/13 Amelia in front of Beehive

3/12/13 Amelia in front of Beehive

3/12/13 Little gray beard. Katie was as happy as Amelia to be out. This is a favorite place.

3/12/13 Little gray beard. Katie was as happy as Amelia to be out. This is a favorite place.

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Wet, sandy boots.

3/12/13 Wet, sandy boots.

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves - they're winning this time!

3/12/13 Running from the waves – they’re winning this time!

3/12/13 Running from the waves - they're winning this time!

3/12/13 Running from the waves – they’re winning this time!

3/12/13 First she ran gleefully through the sand. Then she went swimming. Now she's digging through the super-wet sand. Next, she'll be getting into my car. Wonderful.

3/12/13 First she ran gleefully through the sand. Then she went swimming. Now she’s digging through the super-wet sand. Next, she’ll be getting into my car. Wonderful.

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12/13 Running from the waves

3/12 Sand Beach

3/12/13 Sand Beach

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.

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