Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Da-a-a-d!

I got off the bike trail to ride to Crosby Lane Beach in Brewster.  Actually, I did it twice, 
once at low tide and later at high tide.  The beach was packed both times on a hot day.


I like bayside beaches at low tide.  The departed tide leaves warm, shallow pools
with wiggling marine life.  Boats are left high and dry until the next tide comes  in.


This three-legged dad carried a grumpy child who was suffering from an excess of beach fun.


On the second visit to the beach, the tide had floated the boats and provided more water
 for swimming and splashing.


This dad was spinning the girls in circles and provoking the "oh, dad!" squeals I remember so well.
I hope I am around long enough to spin new granddaughter Willa and 
generate some of those happy giggles.



And, beachgoers, like cyclists, must fit ice cream into their plans.

18 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

The perfect Summer post. Ice cream at the beach and a three-legged father!

Kate said...

Summer fun can't be much better than sun, sea, and sand. It gets even better when grandkids are in tow. Now that mine are older than tots and in teens, I miss the kiddie fun! Wonderful summer seasonal shots.

EG CameraGirl said...

These photos make me want to visit New England's sandy beaches.

Karl Demetz said...

I agree with all above !
And I like your "three-legged dad" :)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Nice shots! Everyone seems to be having a great time :)

Birdman said...

And at low tide you can almost walk forever.

Audrey said...

ca doone vraiment envie de voir la mer ;o)

VP said...

Very nice reportage: 'oh dad' and the ice cream are my favorite shots!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, nothing better than a fun day at the beach!! Love your captures for the day -- as always!! I know how much you look forward to spending time as "Granddad" with Willa!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

Sharon Anck said...

I experienced my first bay-side beach many, many years ago on a trip to Maine. I had never seen such dramatic tide activity before. Love the three-legged dad.

William Kendall said...

It seems like very pleasant conditions to be out and about at the beach!

RedPat said...

I think I need to go to the beach - haven't been down to the lakeshore this year yet. Love your shot with the girls and Dad, Jack!

Michelle said...

Nice shot of the three legged Dad! Selling it to the National Enquirer?

LOLfromPasa said...

How lovely. Your images remind me of photos I took on the east coast here in England. Fun to see the comparison between high and low tide.

Halcyon said...

These are memories in the making. Wonderful scenes, Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah to live by the seaside.. Or even visit on a hot summers day, that's the life hey Jack. Wonderful series of beach shots, a bay beach is a bit different to my wild coast :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh by the way, excellent capture of the rare three legged dad, don't see many of them around these days :)

Kay said...

I'm impressed. In addition to catching a three legged dad you nailed one with a tail.