Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Winter Beach

This time of year the beach is deserted. We were there for only a little while - maybe fifteen minutes - and we only saw two other people ... and one dog.


It was low tide, and the seagulls were huddled on the solid sand below the tide line. Ordinarily, the presence of humans sends them into a frenzy of hoping for some fried handout ... or waiting to see if we're stupid enough to leave our pizza unguarded (the answer is, yes, we have been).

This day, after an overnight winter storm dumped three more inches of snow, followed by a half inch of ice with a promised rain event later in the day, they had no interest in us.

Or, probably, this time of year, they know they aren't as likely to get human food. The locals aren't as generous as the tourists.

The Boardwalk was deserted and what is a carnival atmosphere of lights and noise from April to October was quiet ... almost eerie.

I almost commented to Little Fire Faery, as we walked back to our car, this is what it will be like if the world ever does implode as is being predicted.

Here, it will be deserted and silent - the remains of a different time rusting in the salty air.

5 comments:

  1. Those pics are eerie, ...totally looks post apocalyptic to me, and oddly beautiful. And so grey! Is this normal up there? (I'm in Georgia, and grew up in Florida...don't recall the beach/ocean looking so grey, ever!)

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    1. It's normal for this time of year ... on a stormy day :).

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  2. Does the beach have a name? It looks wickedly cold to me. Yet what else to say; I'm a wimp when cold.

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    1. It wasn't too bad, actually. Today was even better. It's sunny, and it was, almost, balmy (well, *balmy* for southern Maine ;)). My girls took off their shoes to walk barefooted in the sand. They said it was cold.

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    2. The snow in the pictures above is all melted off the beach now.

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