On our third morning, we woke to a foggy mist blowing around outside the cottage. This is one of the reasons why I love being so close to the ocean. When Rich returned from his run, I headed out for my run. After I came back and showered, I jumped in the van and drove around taking photos.
I ran four times (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.) I wouldn't necessarily say I'm in a slump but at home, I run the same routes over and over in order to avoid crossing busy streets or running on roads without sidewalks. It was nice to run different routes for a change.
This was another beach day with family for us.
After dinner beach stroll.
And then it was the 4th.
We spent the afternoon at the beach and then went over to Rich's uncle's place for a BBQ dinner.
Most people think of New England ocean water as freezing cold but many south-facing beaches enjoy the warm waters of Nantucket Sound. It's all about the currents and flow of water. This water was warm and comfortable.
Last year, on the 4th, we set up camp on the beach and watched fireworks down the shoreline. You can't buy fireworks here and it's illegal to set them off. But people do. We could see organized displays put on by different towns (which are legal) and we could even see fireworks from Nantucket. So this year, we did the same thing.
But first, sunset photos.
Technically, you need a tripod for fireworks photos but I didn't have my tripod with me nor would I want to further torture everyone in my party. Handheld it was.
I didn't take many photos during our remaining vacation days. There was ice cream, more mini golf and an evening beach walk at Nauset, where seals, but no sharks, were seen. There was a rainy day at the end of the week and I took advantage of the weather and finished painting all the trim in the hallway. I'll have a progress report on the work we've been doing soon.