Birthday, Beach, Sand, Snow
Chesapeake Beach Travel Blog› entry 17 of 26 › view all entries
February 3rd, 2010 – by: diisha392
This morning the phone call came through at 5:00. My former roommate (we still work in the same building) wished me a happy birthday and then told me that school was cancelled for the day. Honestly, I was surprised; I had only expected a two-hour delay.
I enjoyed being able to have a thoroughly relaxing day, reading, writing, watching some TV. In the early afternoon though, I found myself wondering how snowy the beach just outside of town was. So I pulled on some boots and hopped in my car for the five minute drive (the car by the way, barely any snow on it at this point). The roads were wet but completely clear and easy to drive on.
At Bayfront I had plenty of parking space and tromped on down the snowy walkway to the sand. Once there, I spent about a half hour exploring. The snow covered most of the sand until I got closer to the water's edge. Here the brown sand littered with seashells ran in rivulets.
I stayed as far out from the cliffs as I could. The only other beachgoer warned me that stuff was still falling from them, and I did see one small rockslide later. Plus being near the water gave me more opportunities to play around with my camera.
The wildlife consisted of birds. I noticed the seagulls early, floating on the water, pecking for lunch along the shoreline. On my return journey up the beach I noticed a small colony of bluebirds. They hovered around a long-ago-fallen tree; I think maybe there were preparing a living space within its branches. A bright red touch revealed a cardinal to me, my homestate's state bird, and I smiled at this little piece of home.
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