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Summer At The Connecticut Shore

I took some time to stop and enjoy a summer day in Connecticut, I haven’t done enough of that recently, you can probably say the same, just too much stuff going on.

Good thing in this economy, this kind of thing is free and is like taking a yoga class just sitting on the sand and staring out at the water.

The world moves so fast these days, perhaps every generation has said that. Seems these days you have to be connected 24-7, the cell phone has seen to that. Teenagers and 20 and 30 somethings and a lot of other folks are always accessible thru that device. In order to disconnect for a time you have to tell yourself you’re going to have down time no matter what to explore places just like this, the Connecticut shoreline.

Beaches are magical places, where time slows. Listening to the ebb and flow of the water will do that for you, albeit Long Island Sound doesn’t usually have rip roaring waves.

Even a barnacle-laden out cropping with seaweed draped over it is fascinating to me.

The shells on Connecticut beaches aren’t particularly gorgeous, but it’s what we have. When you find the occasional sea worn piece of sea glass you’ve really hit the jackpot as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been collecting it for years from beaches around the world. Not all of it passes muster mind you. I throw back still smooth and shiny glass as it hasn’t yet been “seasoned” by the sea.

Never saw a piece of sea glass jewelry that I didn’t stop and study. Just something about it.

Just in case you haven’t had a chance to get to a shore, I recorded some waves for you here. Sit back close your eyes and pretend you’re sitting on a beach somewhere.

Bookmark the page when you need that occasional sound from the sea.


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  1. Kathy Andrews
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Ann, you would love our seaglass. My mother-in-law, who has since passed away, loved to collect it along the Maine coast. She had many old wine carafes full of it. Everyone got one. It’s beautiful; all the different colors. Every now and then I pour it out and give it a bath and look at all of it, knowing how much she loved to walk the beach and look for it. Thanks for making me remember that!

  2. Georgia Davis
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    You can almost smell the seaweed! :>)

  3. Posted August 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Any chance I could find out where this beach is? My kids and I need a day at the beach. But I hate the crowds and would really love some tide pools to explore.

  4. Annie Mame
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Cindy, this is East Wharf Beach in Madison, Connecticut. It is lovely and not crowded at all.
    Have fun!

  5. shar
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Ann, love your blog, just came it across it on channel 8 page…
    love the waves, I am bookmarking it!

    • Annie Mame
      Posted August 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much…there is more to come…this blog it the precursor.