So after we left the Glass Museum, Russell wanted to show me where we could try to dig for glass, out in the marshes. However, we were surprised to find that it was not just high tide, it was a very high tide. Probably due to the full moon from the night before.
Needless to say we weren't about to venture out there!!!
Then we decided to go over to Boardwalk since we were right there. The parking lot was packed with people who had the same idea since it was probably about 60. Everyone was in short sleeves.
An osprey nest
Marshes totally flooded. I am so rarely down at the beach at high tide.
The tide has to be high like this in order for people to jump off (in summer obviously). Although I only remember jumping off this one afternoon many summers ago, Russell was off that thing nonstop since he lived so close to it when he grew up. It's a rite of passage in our hometown to do this...at least once....in your life.
I saw a family go up to the center of the bridge and let these balloons go. I assume in memory of someone that passed away. It's a nice gesture, but I am finding a lot of balloons and strings on the beaches and it is not good for the sea life at all. I wish people wouldn't do it.
This water looks so delicious so it's hard to believe it's ice cold.
Looking out at Old Harbor
When I was a kid, I was always a little freaked walking across this, with no railings, at high tide. Trying to ride your bike across was also an exercise in abject terror, at low OR high tide. I would eventually chicken out and walk my bike to the other side. Today was extremely crowded with lots of kids and dogs so we decided to just go as far as the top of the bridge and not cross to the beach.
This isn't the first time I've seen clouds like that over this beach. I wonder what kind they are and why they form like that.