Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Along the Shore the Wind Did Howl

After breakfast, we headed out for a walk. Around the corner and to the shore we went, with a brisk and biting wind blowing at us. It was glorious. I was in a short-sleeved shirt and felt slightly chilly, but that's how I like it. I am happiest when it's in the 40s (F), so I'll take as many chilly days and sharp winds as I can get, especially at this time of year!

I realised that we hadn't walked to the pier, in spite of the fact that it's quite nearby, since the first time we came to town to look at our apartment. That was a few days before Christmas, so it's been a few months. I wanted to head in that direction, so into the wind we went.

There are some flowers in planters now--even finding cracks to grow through. The plant growing out of the side is sheltered from the wind blowing off the Atlantic.

The pier was built in 1923, but was destroyed by storms in the 1990s and had to be rebuilt.
This seating area by the slipway seems like it would be a lovely spot to sit with coffee or tea and a book or some stitching to just relax and hang out for a while. And the benches are far enough apart that people could enjoy the surroundings and also adhere to social distance guidelines.
A bit further on, the pier comes to an end.
We turned around and started back for the shore walk. I noticed the view of the back of town and the dark sky overhead.
Back over the pedestrian bridge we went. I love the sound of the river flowing towards the sea.
The tide was low.
There is a line of critter prints on the footpath.
Near the end, there was another planter with some splashes of colour.
Still, bare branches look lovely silhouetted against the sky.
In the wildflower garden, the daffodils are starting to bloom.
And on the other side, some leaves are starting to form.
I hope that, in spite of the ongoing crisis, you are finding ways to care for yourself. Stay safe!

4 comments:

JFM/Jan said...

Your photos are so lovely!
Seeing how life tries to find a spot to put down roots is always magical to me.
You and Bill have lovely places to walk.

Take care and stay safe 💮

Lowcarb team member said...

It's so lovely to get out for a walk …
Lovely to see the views, flowers, scenes in your photographs.

My good wishes.

All the best Jan

Vicki said...

I always love seeing your photos of where you walk, but since I've been staying home other than going to work I love them even more. Thanks for sharing your walks with us!

Shari Burke said...

It's nice to get outside for a little while and since we live in a place where there aren't many people, we can do so safely. We usually pass two or three people at most when we're out and we can just zip past each other with a smile and a quick greeting.