I wrote about our first family camping trip last week and I mentioned that we had visited the most beautiful beach.
I have seen many photos of beaches on Cape Cod, but even so, I wasn’t prepared for the breathtaking view as we walked on to the sand at Saint’s Landing beach in the late afternoon sunshine.
We arrived, with our friends, at about 4pm. The beach was getting quieter and the sun was not quite as fierce. Perfect. The boys went straight into the water. The wee girl and I were not far behind.
I cannot tell you how incredible it was. The sea was crystal clear and being a bayside beach (in Brewster, located in the crook of the elbow of the Cape peninsula) it was calm and warm. I spent ages in the water with the wee girl over the course of the afternoon, who was thrilled to be swimming in the sea. She absolutely loved it, although clearly I have no photos of the joy on her face as I was in the water with her!
Of course, there was plenty of time for playing in the sand too.
The wee girl does love to dig!
We had great fun burying the children, although this did result in a few face fulls of sand…
But swimming, that was definitely the highlight.
I love the beach, but until this summer I have preferred to walk along a windswept beach in my wellies; breathing in the smell of the sea while avoiding sand in places I don’t want sand.
However, having spent quite a bit of time with my children on the beach this year, I have been converted. Somehow the joy on my children’s faces has cancelled out the irritation of sand in my swimsuit.
And with views like this, I’m not at all surprised.
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill, as always. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!