moat diggers, castle builders and seaweed gatherers

August 16, 2010 |  Category:   life outings

We took one last trip to the beach, at least on this coast, to play in the sand and swim. We’re certainly not going to be swimming on the beach out west, but dare I say that it was a tad chilly out there yesterday. We usually go out to Robert Moses on Fire Island, but this time we took a trip to Jones Beach which is a bit closer. There was all kinds of seaweed, which make Mia very happy as she can occupy herself for a very long time, gathering up weeds and piling them up in a stash.

For dinner, we had one last Korean barbecue dinner out in the patio with my parents. The evening air was damp from rain and cool from lower temps we’ve been having. I heard that the NW was experiencing a heatwave, which made me chuckle as it would be so funny and ironic if it was super hot out there when we arrive. But, I think we will escape it by a day. THANK GOD.

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  • bronwyn August 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

    That beach is beautiful. I love the second photo.

  • Nani August 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    sounds like a perfect relaxing day before your trip. I was talking to my friend in NW and she said it was like 100F out there. Surprising because I didn’t think it could get that warm but hopefully it’s not too bad when you go.

  • unha August 16, 2010 at 11:16 am

    me too. i like that and the winter photo you took in a similar concept. i will even buy them!

  • Caddy August 16, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I like your pictures of seaweed their interesting and artsy and remind me of summer . The Pacific Northwest sort of fascinates me, the temperate rain forests and the thriving cities, it seems like a really lovely, interesting place.

  • Lynette August 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Your beach pictures look like delicous goat cheese making to me.
    Castles, goat cheese, all very dreamy. Thank you for sharing so much of your summer. It has been fun reading. Kindness Always

  • elaineganmaclaine August 16, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Like that seagull’s about-to-fly-away shot!

  • Annie From Seattle August 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Yep….95 in downtown Seattle today but by Saturday a balmy 60 for the high with a nice side of rain. I can’t wait myself!

  • roberta (momof2runges) August 17, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Love the pictures. I agree with the comment about buying the because as someone who LOVES the beach-your pictures make me smile. Thank you so much and again, have a great trip.

  • sylvï August 17, 2010 at 7:09 am

    these photos are a reminder of the fascination, when i was in america, of how different the stones and the sand were. it made it somehow concrete how far away from home i was, that i was indeed in a different place, because it was difficult to wrap my head around the transition and distance.

    the seaweeds look exotic, too. and lovely.

  • Reka August 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Hello, Lovely pictures and amazing light! I’m a freelance graphic / pattern designer from Helsinki, Finland. Your second photo of the beach is just wonderful. Would there be any chance that you would give me permition to use it as inspiration photo for my next years collection? Best wishes from the North!

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