November and boats still in the water in Rye NH
I couldn’t wait to share this beautiful day with each of you, as it is mid November and days such as this one will be far and few between.
I took it last week as we went to walk and metal detect the local beach, this time north of us. We have only 18 miles of coastline in NH and for the most part we do have access to our shore.
We have rocky areas but here and there we have sandy beaches to walk, suntan on, even fly kites.
In this stretch we have an Ice Cream stand, boatyard and a state park or two. It is not built up with lots of businesses or homes though some of the homes along 1A are gorgeous there are still some built very modestly. They are down to earth people who enjoy the shore on a bright warm summer day or in the middle of a nor’easter. We really are hardy souls up this way.
This was November, Veterans Day and it was 70 degrees F. Wow what a gift for those who are not looking forward to many months of cold and snow, me being one of them. I will walk the beach this winter but I will bundle up and not stay out there too long, as JT doesn’t wear boats.
I will always have the camera with me but you knew that. I will try to show you another season of NH life. You have seen all my pretty spring flowers, summer beach scenes and of course the fall color we are known for but winter in NH you will just have to see .
We are here for the FOUR SEASONS after all, me on the other hand wish I headed south with my Hummingbirds.
Peace and Love
Today the shoreline may get a rest, from the hoards of visitors she has had during the stretch of beautiful summer weather.
It is cool and brisk this morning.
I myself can’t wait till Labor Day , to have the beach all to myself once again. Naughty I know but truthful. The traffic and
mess left behind , from filthy people, may cost the state more to pick up after than they say they make on TOURISTS,lol.
I love the tourists it’s the locals who leave the mess, awe but soon vacations will be over and for some back to school they shall go.
Enjoy your last month of summer and please remember to pick up after yourselves.
I do not think this area can be saved either.
Here are some photos to show the tax money spent trying to do just that though.
I say buy all the homes, knock them down and give us back a wild and serene
beach and stop fighting Mother Nature!
A costly machine sent in to pump sand from the Merrimack River
back up onto Salisbury Beach to help with erosion.
Sand travels up hundreds of feet of these pipes
All the while the sea comes and takes it back out at low tide
Hard to see what is going on but that mess is sand and water being thrown back up onto the beach
Where large heavy equipment pushes it around and try to reclaim a beach
not really to sunbathe on but to protect the homes here as well from the tides
that come ever 12 hours and either throw things up on the shoreline or haul off the
sand at low tide.
This went on for weeks, hour after hour.
I will take a photo this week, to show you what it looks like today, just 2 years later.
Pretty boats all in a row
Tucked here and there on their moorings .
Such a beautiful day to be worried about rain or do they want privacy?
Laying wait for their owners to take then out, on the open water.
Pirates? I want to be on this one!
Can’t wait to take her for a boat ride!
I love finding punches of COLOR!
Sailors have always lived a Colorful life
which I have always seen as ROMANTIC.
I know it is hard work keeping their boats
clean,fueled up and running good. The men who fish here
for a living in (MA,USA) are a strong bunch.
Looking for fish, getting what they are worth, fighting storms, loosing traps.
I love fish and appreciate all the hard work , as well as the sacrifices, for us to have a wonderful fish dinner.
Keep up the good work!
The beaches along New England are constantly being battered.
Storm after storm starts to change the landscape.of our shore.
Wave after wave rolls in with a fury.
We have sea walls to keep it from our homes, though we continue to build in harm’s way.
Homes are lost, lives are changed, personal items lost to the sea.
As a home is lost, plans to rebuild get underway.
This story will have updates along the way, as it is forever changing in these parts ,we call home.
Millions are spent to save the homes of those, who just had to get as close to the sea, as they could.
Permits are given out to build another in its place.
Taxes are spent on baffles, to try to keep erosion at bay.
It as you can clearly see it is not working.
Just a waste of money in my point of view, to fight a force so much stronger than man.
The more beach we have left the happier she will be lol