Adventures,  Life

By The Sea

It’s Mr. Owl and my 5 month anniversary today! Can you believe it? I can’t. It doesn’t feel like it’s been five months… and yet, it feels like we’ve known each other forever. I’m still quite fond of him.

On Monday, Mr. Owl and I went to a place called Point No Point to see the lighthouse (and the beach.) I really, really love the sea, and lighthouses, and it was the perfect day for such an outing! The sun was out, the tide was out, and since it was a Monday, the beach was relatively free of people.

Since the tide was so far out, there were plenty of warm little tide-pools to wade through. Occasionally, there was a tiny fish– such as that little guy– and (thankfully) more occasionally, a crab. We adventured across the beach and made our way out onto a sandbar, thinking we were pretty safe from the tide as the water was only ankle-deep when we waded out there.

What we didn’t realize was that the tide was coming in.

Now, I’m kind of a chicken when it comes to the ocean– I absolutely love the water, but I’m absolutely afraid of it when it gets too deep and/or murky. And by the time we realized that the tide was coming in, those nice, warm, ankle-deep tide pools were getting to be almost knee-deep… and very cold. And full of big scary crabs.

I may or may not have panicked, squealed, and acted very much like a girl on the way back.

Hey, I had no shoes on, and ginormo crab could have snapped my toes off!

Thankfully, we made it back to dry land unscathed, and just in time to see a flock of some sort of non-seagull-or-goose birds flying overhead. I’m not really sure what they were- it’s hard to tell from below- but they sort of looked like pelicans.

After the near-death experience with the deepening water and the crab (okay, it wasn’t really near-death… I’m just being a little dramatic), we spent a good deal of time just sitting in the warm sand on the beach and basking in the sunshine, watching as boats sailed by and people wandered around. There were a few sand-bugs to deal with (sorta gross), but it was still such a perfect day.

I think I could spend every day at the beach and be a very happy girl.

Eventually, we wandered back towards the lighthouse and the adorable little cottage where the lighthouse keepers stay. You can rent the cottage! I so want to do that!

Someday, I want a white picket fence. There’s just something so classic about them!

As we wandered, I was reminded of Mrs. Lovett singing “By The Sea” in Sweeney Todd. Ah, if only I had a striped dress to prance around in at the ocean…

It really was the perfect day.

I want to go back soon!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!