This past Monday L and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s day on the coast.
We were overdue for a day-cation to enjoy moment, focus on each other and the beauty around us. Our goal was simple: enjoy a scenic drive, take a walk on a beach, and have some good food.
Anxious to get to the beach,we drove to a State Park. Walking over a short dune we reached the beach.
The day was unusually sunny and warm (in the 50’s). K was more comfortable with the beach compared her first encounter at Christmas. ( She chased the sandpipers and seagulls, jumped over driftwood, chased the waves, and even encounter a live crab.
L and I enjoyed a quiet stroll down an almost deserted beach and soaking in the sun from natural drift wood seats.
When the tide hit the drift wood we decided it was time to leave. We climbed back up the dune then discovered a concrete walking/bike path with views of the ocean along the jetty. We took advantage of this to get exercise in and to give K a chance to dry off .
I voiced and interest in salt water taffy so our first stop back in town was a candy shop. After selecting our favorites L noticed unique truffles in the front display: all with beer bottle caps on top made of candy and filled with beer reductions (like bourbon balls). Well if L gets chocolate so do I, so I got an espresso and salted caramel truffle.
We then went for an early dinner L got the hand breaded halibut and fried clam basket, I got a cup of chowder and their chicken tacos. There was plenty of food, and all of it was very good.
Driving a little further we found several remote and rustic state beaches with minimal drift wood. We were surprised we could drive right out onto the sand. Overall it was quiet and peaceful. We let K out of the car to run around and took in the view as the sun began to set. There was no better way to end a perfect day-cation.