August 7, 2012

Rock Climbing

When my children were younger, they loved to climb on the rocks and cliffs at the beach. We took in a little salt air over the weekend and I caught this young man climbing up, over, and around looking for buried treasure, a lost sea creature, or stray shell as the tide slowly swept back out to sea. 

It's amazing to me that New England beaches can look so different. If you travel to the Cape, you'll find tufts of hot sand and miles of eelgrass, but on the coast of Maine, you'll find hard-packed wet sand, and jagged rocks complete with tidal pools that make a perfect spot for young children to splash around in, make drip sandcastles while still wading in the water, and warm up after dipping their toes in the icy Atlantic. 

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.