Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.
~ Sarah Kay
Lulu* and I went to the beach for a few hours yesterday. We decided to go to Chicoteague in Virginia. In terms of mileage, it’s closer to home than the upper part of Assateague Island, but the drive time turned out to be about the same (due to speed limits). The beach we visited is actually on Assateague Island. We had to go through Chincoteague to get there.
Chincoteague, it is said, is a Native American name that means “beautiful land across the water.”
We didn’t see much of Chincoteague itself since we were just passing through. It’s one of those places I plan to go back and visit.
I went to the beach in the hope that it is true what they say about salt air and salt water: that it will cure nearly everything. For a little while, I found that to be true.
The air and the water were soothing to my throat, my sinuses, and my soul.
Unfortunately, all the aches and pains and congestion (and cough) returned soon after leaving. The respite from it all was most welcome, but I do wish it had gone for good.
The southern part of the island is narrow, and walking from ocean to bay only takes a few minutes.
M received a stunt kite as a Father’s Day gift so we had to try it out.
It took a few tries, but we finally got it up in the air.
That was the fun part of the day for me. I love flying kites, and it’s been a long time since I played with a stunt kite. Turns out I have a knack for it.
I also enjoyed watching the birds. There are snails all over the bay-side beach at low tide. Escargot for the birds.
On the way out, we stopped to have a look at the Egrets. If you look at the above photo carefully (click for the slightly larger view), you’ll see a fish wiggling around in the Egret’s beak.
That’s about it from Chincoteague and the Eastern Shore for today. The weather continues to be hot and humid (another good reason to spend time at the beach — it’s cooler there). We had some storms overnight and early this morning. The world outside belongs to the deer flies and mosquitoes. I did go for a walk this morning, but it wasn’t much fun. I dressed appropriately, but the netting I wear over my head and face was covered with deer flies and, well, it was annoying.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope your Monday has been smooth and easy.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
*Lulu, for those that don’t know or need reminded, is my little Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot camera.