Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

December 19, 2017

Tooling Around Town

To say my hubby is going stir crazy sitting around the house would be an understatement.  Any time I need to go to Sandwich he jumps at the chance to come with me.  And of course Sagan doesn't want to be left out now that it's not summer and ten trillion degrees in the car.  

There was a very high tide that coincided with the Super Moon earlier this month so we headed down to Sandy Neck for a quick walk. 

The beach extends a good 8 or 10 miles to the tip and snowy owls have been spotted way down.  It's too bad we don't have a 4-wheel drive cause I would love to have seen them.

So much to sniff!

Then over to Boardwalk where the marshes were completely flooded.

I've always been nervous to cross at high tide but there was no way I was going over with it THIS high!!  I wouldn't even walk to the bridge even though it's close to the parking lot.

 Then we drove over to the Town Neck Beach side.  

I love this little solar powered Christmas tree!  There are a few ornaments on it and I've seen it lit at night.  It's not as bright as I thought it would be.  Or maybe it didn't get enough of a solar charge the night I saw it.  

It took a great deal of willpower for my OCD self to not try and straighten out that tree.  It was KILLING me.

This poor thing needs to be fixed AGAIN.  No matter what state of the art wood-like product they use to make Boardwalk, it ends up cattywampus after the harsh winters.

Over to the other side of the beach to see the rock art.  Can't get enough.

Look at how meticulously these were stacked!

And of course a swing by the downtown core which is just so beautiful and untouched that it has managed to maintain it's colonial charm while the rest of the town has gone to hell

Grist Mill and Town Hall.

Herring run/fish ladder

First Church of Christ (Unitarian)

Christmas is truly a special time in Sandwich.  It's postcard beautiful!


  1. It's wonderful to look at things and see beauty. Sometimes even when it's there people don't see it. I hope you have a great holiday season!

    1. Thanks Liz! And to you and your family as well!

  2. colonial charm indeed, and plenty of beach for you folks to frolic (or sniff). So fun. I love it all and I am very jealous. Glad your hubby is up for outdoor adventure and some walks. Keep healing!
    'Tis the season for cattywampus trees!

    1. We are trying to get out as much as we can before the serious snow starts.

  3. Beautiful photos. Love seeing your winter Christmas.