Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cold and Beachy

Friday night at St. Joseph's Peninsula, the wind was nuts and it was cold, cold.

That evening before supper, we bundled up and walked down our boardwalk and along the bay side beach for a ways. There was a variety of sea life to be found, which is always interesting. On our return, we watched one of the other cabin-dwellers prepare to wind surf. We sat huddled together in our jackets, hats and gloves on our bench and watched his performance.

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Even in a wetsuit, he had to be cold. The surf temperature was 63.

The wind was supposed to quit about midnight and let the temperature drop to freezing. Well, the wind was still around 20mph in the morning and the temperature by the time we left the cabin at around ten, was 43. Brrr!

We went off to explore the park, as only one of us had been there in recent years.

As the name suggests, St. Joseph's Peninsula is on a long peninsula which for all intents and purposes may as well be a barrier island in the Gulf. This creates different habitats in different areas.

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The dunes are the highest in the state. These signs were being buried on their posts.

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I loved the fact that, because of the cold, we pretty much had it to ourselves.

Our sons, surf fishing:

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It was amazing to me to find large expanses of beach that had no human tracks, and times when we were the only people we could see or hear.

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I took this of our newlyweds through an iron ring I found on the beach.

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As far as I am concerned, this is the absolute best way to enjoy the beach: even though we had to keep our jackets and hats on, it was bliss.

1 comment:

wlhawh said...

That is my favorite beach of all.
It has the most beautiful bay of anywhere.