My family and I had an escape from the city over Easter weekend. We took a trip to the Jersey shore visiting Cape May.
As soon as we arrived we hit the beach. Unfortunately, it’s been a chilly spring. Despite the bright sunshine it was about 55 degrees and windy. The icy wind did not stop Ale. He ran to the shore and stared out at the rolling waves. Ale then turned to me and said “Mama be back. Shovel”. He turned and ran back across to the sand to where we parked the stroller to get the bucket and shovel. He was determined to dig and make sand castles. If I would have let him, he would have jumped into the water with his winter coat and hat on.
I think Ale will one day be a surfer, sailor, fisherman or a poet. The ocean calls out to him. Ale is captivated by the majesty of the waves, is intoxicated by the salty air and likes sandy toes.
The sea has such a calming effect on my husband, myself and Ale. From when he was a tiny baby he was drawn to the ocean. When we went to Cape Cod for the first time he was only about nine months. He sat in my arms transfixed by the rolling waves. He did not want to leave.
This photo was taken by my husband on our trip to Spain in Fuengirola.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon
This week’s Photo Challenge is the Sea.
The summer is not summer without time spent by a body of water. Each year we visit pools, lakes and oceans. Each has the same effect. They refresh, offer a great place to play, and give a sense of peace.
This photo was taken in July at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. It was a cloudy day but we still had a wonderful time by the sea.
We have escaped the city and are enjoying a few days at the beach. Ale loves the water. Today it was raining. Nonetheless, when the rain stopped for a moment we enjoyed running around happy to have the beach all to ourselves.
Today’s Tuesdays With Ale coincides with this week’s WordPress photo challenge- One Shot, Two Ways.