August 16, 2007


Cliff walk

Any vacation we take involves a body of water: a river, a lake, a marsh, a waterfall, a pond or creek. One of the best parts of our vacation to Ocean State was, simply, the ocean. Whether we were walking along a cliff and looking down at the waves, or at the beach, swimming and skimboarding and playing in the surf, building sandcastles or digging holes at the water's edge, or simply sitting on the sand and staring into the waves, the rhythmic sound and salty smell of the ocean was a constant presence. Whether the day was foggy and cool, or bright and sunny, it was wonderful just to be at the shore, feeling small and humble in the presence of that vast expanse of water.

Playing in the sand

Shaggy Hair Boy and With-a-Why at the water's edge.


Linda said...

I miss the ocean, for that very reason you describe... it humbles me.

Silver Creek Mom said...

Speaking as someone who has only seen the Ocean 2 times in her life. This trip to Newfoundland re impressed me with it's sense of power (just after that Tropical storm hit) and how calm it could be at the same time.

Busymomma66 said...

We are planning a trip to Ocean State on Wednesday the 29th. I can't wait for the one day vacation with real waves!!

julieunplugged said...

Water seems to neutralize sarcasm, doesn't it? Amazing. Love the ocean.

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