Do you miss summer as much as I do? Well, with another n’or easter rolling into Connecticut today, I am really done with winter. Earlier today I was reading a blog post about how going to the beach is so healthy for your mind and body and found myself lost in a fit of summer dreaming. Since it is not a good beach day I started photographing my seashell collection. Yes, it is kind of dorky, but I love photographing pretty things. Still, I would rather feel some warm sand under my feet and smell the ocean air. Hopefully, today is the last snow storm of the season!
My Favorite Beaches
I feel very lucky to live here in southern New England because there are many nice beaches a few hours away. These shells and crab leg (above) come from my visits to Cape Cod’s National Seashore . If you go there in the warm months, the beaches are amazing before 8 am and after 5 pm. (Less people and free parking.) We like the open space and feeling like we have more beach to ourselves. Here is a great spot I found early one morning on the National Seashore in Wellfleet, MA. Some signs of erosion over the past year or so… but still beautiful.
Did you know:
- A walk on warm sandy beaches activates thousands of nerve endings in your feet that are therapeutic.
- Sand exfoliates your feet and skin and makes them feel softer.
- The nutrients in sea water help retain our skin elasticity.
- And the sun and fresh air help our mood. Just thinking about these things cheers me up!
Click here for the blog post about how going to the beach is great for mind and body and start planning your summer beach get away.
Look like the snow is starting to fly now so it will be time for me to get out there and shovel soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog and please leave me a note about your favorite beach anywhere in the world! I would love to know about it.