Iceberg Hunting

I grew up in a beach town so I sort of consider myself a beach babe. Not because I think I look tight hanging around on the shore in a swim suite in the height of summer, but because I grew up near the water and am drawn to it. The smell of the sea air, the feeling of salt water drying on my skin. At 27, I still enjoy playing in the waves and exploring the shore. But let me tell you, one beach babe to another, the best time to explore is in the winter. I think beach babe qualification also include a year-round love of the beach, not just in the summer when the sun is bright and warm. My favorite beach time is off-season. Only a few other explorers and no tourists to be seen.

This was my first winter away from the ocean and I felt it. Winter is hard for me anyway; less sunlight, too cold to even want to go outside, and I’m more reclusive than in the summer. But knowing that to get to a beach I would have to travel 3+ hours? Brutal! How could I too for winter critter prints? What was uncovered by the lower shore line? Did the ice do anything funny this year? And then I find out there were ICE BERGS on the National Sea Shore?! And I missed it? COME ON!

I was visiting home (Massachusetts) over the weekend and on the way to getting breakfast with some friends, we decided to stop at Old Silver Beach and see if there were any ice begs to be seen.

There were not. But there were some considerably sized ice chunks floating around and a fresh coat of snow to make it beautiful.

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The tide was unusually high, almost up to the stairs! Can you even imagine umbrellas and towels instead of snow littering the ground? Or scores of children splashing in the water?

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Was it disappointing? Not at all.  I wish I could have walked among the ice bergs, but just breathing the ocean air was amazing.

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