September is a great time to take a beach vacation. The weather is still warm but not as hot as July. The crowds are much smaller so there is no waiting at restaurants or other activities. The beaches are emptier so you can spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet and the beautiful rumble of the ocean waves crashing into the beach.
That’s just how B and I spent this past week. It was a much needed break from real life and something we haven’t done in many years. I enjoy our frequent 3-day weekend trips but an entire week was the mental health break I so desperately needed and didn’t realize until we were headed home.
The first part of our week was effected by Hurricane Jose as it came up the East Coast. Monday evening we could tell the winds were picking up and when we took a walk toward the beach Monday night at high tide, I was amazed at the size of the waves. Camping not more than a few hundred years from the beach, it was a little creepy but amazing to see the power of Mother Nature.
After constant wind and on and off rain all day Tuesday, we were all happy to see calm winds and seas and a sparkling blue sky Wednesday. Thursday through Saturday, we spent most of our days out on our boat. The inlet waters were beautiful and calm and it was the perfect way to spend these summer-like days! We didn’t catch anything but just being out on the water, enjoying the weather was perfection in my mind.
B bought a new canopy for the boat this summer so it provided the shade needed to keep the boys cool and give us a break from the intense sun and heat. I could do that every day of my life. I just love being out on the water and the peacefulness of fishing even when nothing is biting.
The ride home was long but the time I needed to start transitioning from vacation to real life again. We were tired and felt like there were a million things to do but it’s always good to come home.
I’ve got a week before I’m heading out on a business trip but the time home and in the studio will be good. I’m ready to get back into blogging and moving forward and I hope you’ll stick around to see what’s coming!