Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beach scene

today was a very hot and sunny day. how nice! we started off with some laps in the pool, and then went to gloucester again (where yesterdays photo was taken as well). this time we went for some biking in the woods. it was nice. except that i had quite some bare skin due to the heat, and didnt think of mosquitoes.... buuuuhhh!! we had brought everything; towels, lunch, bikini, sunscreen, walking shoes, water... i was so happy as it seemed for once i hadnt forgotten some essential item.... until we were suddenly surrounded by those tiny flying monsters.... it almost spoiled the fun, but then they were gone again....
it was sooo very hot! i was even contemplating going into the water at the above beach (i have never been into the ocean on this side of the country! the water just looks so dirty and usually the water is so cold!). but.... we could not find any parking..!! we had never been here before on a hot day during summer. and now we know.... parking is nearly impossible at this time of the year. whereas you can freely park during the colder months (especially on the weekend), its prohibited during summer... :(( yes, there was a paid parking lot, but it was 15 dollars!! and it was already after 4 and we didnt plan on staying for too long (and anyways, i think 15 dollars is outrageous). so... no beach/swimming for us this time (we did go here on an almost equally hot day in... march... as you can see here). and ofcourse... we got home after 8, so the pool here was closed.... 
at least tomorrow there should be another day.... and again well above 30 degrees C (90F).

5 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That looks almost like a dutch beach on a hot day. That parking price is very high indeed! Enjoy the hot days, we are still looking forward to some...

Kay said...

Ugh! Too much humanity to suit me. . .and somebody's making a bundle on parking!

Hope it cools down enough to make it more comfortable.

Jack said...

You have to go to the beach here on another hot summer day. The water is good, not dirty. I have great memories of Gloucester beaches.

NixBlog said...

Nice one. There is an air of nostalgia in this shot. Don't know why...

Mark R said...

This is a terrific photgraph. I wish I knew how you did it... It reminds me of the work of the British photographer Martin Parr