Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sea Air in a Snowstorm

I couldn't take it anymore. I hate the cold and snow, but I needed fresh air.

It snowed again today--what the local weatherman informed me was the "sixth winter weather event" this February. Bah. Although it was snowing and blowing like the dickens, I decided I needed to get outdoors.

Snowy Posts - Flotsam of the Mind

Where better to go for a walk than the beach?

I bundled up like I'd be waiting on a Chicago el platform, slipped my camera into a Ziploc bag, and headed down to the beach.

Snowy Beach - Flotsam of the Mind

I had it all to myself. It seems no one else thought it was a perfect day for a stroll.

Footprints on a Snowy Beach - Flotsam of the Mind

The first half of the walk was far better than the second because the wind was at my back. I chose not to consider what it would be like to walk straight into the wind on my return. (It wasn't very nice.)

Tree, Snow, and Bay - Flotsam of the Mind

I was crusted with wet snow and the wind was biting, but the waves still lap against the shore in winter. That sound alone was worth the hassle.

The lapping waves, limited visibility, and complete solitude made it seem otherworldly. I may smell like a wet dog and my cheeks are rosy from the wind and cold, but it was worth it.

Only 32 days until I vacation to a beach where the only white I will see is sand.

Beach in Snowstorm - Flotsam of the Mind


  1. Susie: Great pics. 6' here overnite but at least the sun is shining. It isn't as cold as it was. 50 Thurs. Looking forward to it.

  2. Those are beautiful pictures! I love the water hitting the sand and snow. Thanks for taking a bit of the sting out of winter for me... and enjoy your "real" beach vacation!