Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Saying goodbye to summer

Reflected not-quite-glory
Grand Bend, ON
September 2013
Thematic. Reflective. Here.
This wasn't the ideal day to come to the beach. It was cold, grey, and windy, and the red-flagged surf threatened to carry foolhardy swimmers out to sea. Or whatever out-to-sea really means when you're beside one of the Great Lakes.

But none of that seemed to matter. Because it was the last full day of summer, and we've always gone to the beach on this day to ease the transition from carefree vacation to structured rest-of-the-year. Days like this are special because they remind us that moments like this are fleeting. We don't get enough of them, and they slip into history all too easily. Some iffy weather wasn't going to keep us away.

So when we were done enjoying the not-so-warm sand, we headed up the main drag of this resort town for one last feel of the place before leaving it behind for another season. It's always bittersweet to say goodbye, but with a little luck from the universe we'll be back there before long.

In the meantime, I wandered around with my camera and tried, apparently vainly, to capture some snippets of the place before we headed back home. I'll try to do a little better on our next visit.

Your turn: When was your last beach day? What was it like?


Cloudia said...

Since I live in the land of eternal Summer, my last beach day could be quite some time in the future, Carmi!

ALOHA from Waikiki


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Or whatever out-to-sea really means when you're beside one of the Great Lakes.