After an hour drive, we stepped out and took a little detour through a marshy area with a pretty pedestrian bridge and walked until we reached a residential area. We saw some graceful, majestic white birds flying over the marsh, and although the spring flowers have not yet blossomed, the beauty of nature was very much apparent.
After that, we headed back and walked on the sand by the water for the length of the beach, stopping to look at and collect shells along the way. Mickey was a little hesitant of the waves at first but, considering it was all new to him, he was very brave! At the end of the sand, there was a grassy area with picnic tables. This area would be packed with beachgoers in the summer but it was unoccupied on this day, except for us. We sat down for a while and just looked out at the water, the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, before starting the slow walk back.
I could not help thinking how blessed I felt that I was able to spontaneously get up, hop in my car and enjoy a little time at the beach with my dog on a beautiful spring day.
I hope each of you will take a moment today to find beauty in some small thing that might otherwise go unappreciated. Often the simple pleasures in life are the best! Enjoy your day!!