Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Need to see the Ocean!

Today I just felt the need to see the ocean. Do any of you have days like that? It really isn't far from us so we drove Route 1 along the coast starting at Guilford Center. We found a lovely beach where I picked up gorgeous shells and made some photos. Then we drove through Madison (picturesque) and on to Old Saybrook. The weather was perfect, the sky and water a bright blue. The foliage was colorful and I loved seeing all the picket fences and the beautiful churches. Since it was my birthday, we did everything I wanted, even stopping at Blue Moon Artisans Shop where I could drool over the crafts. Snack was French fries and senior cokes at McDonalds. What a great day we had!

This photo I made a Hammonassett Beach. I loved the dunes and the shadow of the fence.

I'm joining A Southern Daydreamer for Out Door Wednesday. Drop by and check out all the photos.
I put Southern Daydreamer's logo here as a picture.
Is there a way to make it a link?


Jackie said...

Very best wishes for a happy birthday and what a great way to spend it!! There is nothing better than a walk along a beach, sand between your toes and paddling in the sea with the one you love!

Love the photograph with the fence shadows.

Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Happy Birthday. I love that area in Connecticut. I went to college in New London and lived in Mystic when I was first married.

Looks like you are getting settled. Stop by when you get a chance.


Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday! You are lucky to live so close to the ocean. I would love that. We do live about 30 minutes away from Lake Erie so if I really want to see a large body of water I can go there..or we can drive 2 hours east to Lake Huron or west to Lake Michigan!

Anonymous said...


Happy birthday, my friend! What a wonderful way to spend it -- doing exactly as you please! I often have days when the ocean beckons me. Usually after the tourists have returned home and the beach once again belongs to us locals. Love the photo you took feels like HOME.