Monday, July 27, 2009

Come Sail Away...

So as I have said, the weather this summer has been pretty tough on us hearty New Englanders. Because of that, when the sun does poke out its head, we immediately feel the need to take full advantage. On Saturday, it was in the high 70's, hazy, humid...another words, the perfect beach day in 2009. David and I headed to Hampton Beach, NH for the afternoon.



The thing is, at the beach the sea wind made it more like high sixties. Also, Hampton was experiencing astronomical high tides, which means that 95% of the beach was covered with water.



Did that stop New Hampshirites from flocking to the beach for some fun and frolic ?



No way ! We just made the best of that day !



The Queen & King did a little wind blown photo shoot.




The Rockfairy gathered some wares.

And she found a few new treasures to add to her own personal collection.

We witness sweet creations by some ....


and the destructive tendencies of others.

I know boys will be boys,

but what I didn't like so much was the dad who was pointing out all the rock people on the beach for his kid to knock down...

Still, after a few minutes in that beautiful wind, breathing in that amazing salty air, with the waves crashing on the rocks, and spending some time hanging out with your very best friend, you can just feel the worries sailing away...

And

we did. ;)

David is on vacation this week. We were supposed to head up to the cottage in Mont Tremblant but the weather forecast calls for rain and cool temps all week up there. We made a change of plans and decided to make it a New Hampshire vacation. Tuesdays weather here calls for high 80's and sun, so tomorrow we are headed to Mount Washington and Wednesday, we will explore some waterfalls and other treasures in the White Mountains. We found a dog-friendly hotel in North Conway, so Chica will make the trip with us ! So fun ! Free wireless in the hotel too, so I will try and post tomorrow night after our Mount Washington adventures.

Have a great Monday, creative Ones !

19 comments:

jgr said...

Hi Kim,
I enjoyed your post, I almost feel like I was there! It is a wonderful beach. I hope you and the "King" have a great trip, Chica too!

Kate said...

Kim,

Ooh I love beach posts. I am so far from the ocean I really miss seeing it. I am out their walking it with you. In spirit at least. Have a great time. Love those rocks...

Kate

Snap said...

Enjoyed your post. Too sad what parents encourage their children to do. All without thinking, too! Enjoy the week with your King and Chica!

sherry lee said...

Making the most of the beach day -- absolutely!! With the summer we've had we are being reminded constantly to make the most of the day as it comes.

I have to tell you again, I am loving this hair style on you -- it's just so chic and saucy!!!

Changing plans because of the weather may be just the thing right now -- doing a little exploring closer to home, breathing the mountain air...bliss. Enjoy!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

What a truly spectacular day at the beach! the photo's are so wonderful ... and I love all the sweet creations ... and that beautiful rock to add to your collection ... wishing the two of you some magical moments together during your vacation time. :)

Julie Prichard said...

Encourage your child to destroy things. Awesome.

Lovely day, Kim- thanks for sharing the pictures; I do believe I felt a little breeze over here in southern California..must have been from your photies!

Jill said...

Oh lucky you to be so close to a beach... and the ocean. Being landlocked here in Nebraska just isn't the same... the Missouri River... or maybe a lake... me... I've been hanging out at the concrete pond!
Enjoy your adventure!!!

grrl + dog said...

these days free wireless is essential to a hotel stay.

Jennifer said...

The beach looks wonderful! I loved the rock sculptures and little destructo...maybe he'll have a future in construction (or destruction!)

Your vacation plans sound heavenly and yay for the dog-friendly hotel. Enjoy sweet queen and king!

patti said...

All those lovely positive ions down by the sea are so good for you! Great that the weather is co-operating!

Susan Tuttle said...

Now that is one special trip! I can smell the salty air:)

Have fun!

beth said...

hey...
your honey is pretty darn cute, too !

and that beach area looks amazing...except for that little boy with the father...yikes !

I probably would have thrown {okay lobbed} a rock at him with a sneery little grin on my face !

Alberta said...

What a beautiful post. I haven't been to the beach in more than a year, so I'm vicariously enjoying your lovely day: gathering treasures and smelling the salty breeezes. Have a wonderful time on your trip this week, Kim. I'm looking forward to living through more of your adventures.

Love,
Alberta

Karin Bartimole said...

What an amazing environment - so full of life and beauty! Loved the pictures of you two especially - and the windblown looks :) We've been thrown into the high 80's and soupy humidity here in NY and I'm missing the cooler temps, wimp that I've become!! It should be heading your way, right?!
xox K

deb did it said...

oh Kim, that windblown shot of you is SEXY!

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! So glad you had a fabulous day at the beach! I love your little Rock Fairy quotes ... break the pattern ... and ... show gratitude. Love the photos! :-)

Jamie said...

Beautiful beach pictures! I miss the ocean so much. I lived all my life close it and Texas is dry docked. Oh well, I can look at your photos and feel the wind and smell the salt air:) Love, Jamie

Genie Sea said...

Oh KIM! Thank you so much darling for taking us along to the beach! I so yearn for it and just seeing your pictures makes me feel elated! :)

I hope you are having a fantastic time!

The rock destroyer and his father are displaying the very people behaviour I don't like one bit!

misty said...

i love all of these photos, great wind blown shots! ;)
oh how i miss the beach!