From September 22, 2010 –
The next morning we made a plan – to get up early for a trip to the seaside on the outer Cape. I wanted to take her to Nauset Light Beach complete with a picnic breakfast where we could play in the waves and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. So, we hit up Jo Mama’s in the wee-morning hours and arrived at the beach just after sunrise. We were all bundled up with our sacs in tow – so what if we looked like bag ladies we were ready for fun!
We got acquainted with the sea, had a few seagull admirers and even met some new friends in the shape of seals. After a while one by one we peeled off our layers and made our way down to the shore where we stood at the waves mercy until we finally dove in! Rebirth! I watched as Sara dove in only to be followed by a giant wave – I ran towards the shore and saw out of the corner of my eye my dearest Sara being swept up and taken down by the white swell. I looked up and saw that she was okay… the sea had just given her a hard but very loving slap in the ass! (and from that moment on she, very endearingly, became my “sandy beard.”) Sara brought her polaroid camera that she had been walking around with the past few years (with just a few shots left) and we commemorated our seaside success with a few pictures. She snapped one of me followed by another of the two of us – my first polaroid since my grade school days- it was delightful and an honor!
A little while after we packed up and made our way to the changing room to rinse off and change. Both of us were quite cold from the chilly waters and perhaps even a little loopy in our excitement. Sara lost it in the best way possible and I have my own personal pictures to prove it! After a 10 minute laughing spree we heated ourselves up in the sunny oven of a car and made our way further north to Marconi Beach for hike to the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp (aka one of my favorite places on Earth!)