Last weekend, Matthew and I headed to the ocean for a few days away. After the craziness that has been our lives over the past several months I was bordering on desperation for quiet and time listening to the crash of waves. The boys’ speech therapist had often talked about Block Island, so I googled it. A few clicks later I realized that it wasn’t that far, that we wouldn’t have to drop a fortune (it was off season), and that we could have a few days just to chill. I was sold.
We caught the 3pm ferry from Point Judith and away we went.
We had two full days of just walking the beach, climbing rocks, eating, and being still.
Our first evening we drove around a bit before heading back to our supper: We had brought some bread, cheese, and fruit with us.
Then it was back to the beach for the sunset.
The next morning we met with a taste for adventure…climbing down the Mohegan Bluff’s 150 stairs and a final rocky (stairless) climb to the beach.
We headed north in the afternoon to the North Lighthouse on Block Island.
The next day we just meandered…along beaches, through books, and writing. It was just quiet and peaceful and allowed my mind to untangle the knot that it had become.
Our last night we headed to a different sunset location…back to the North Lighthouse. I only had my iphone, I’d forgotten to grab the nikon with a zoom lens before we left, but I still got a few good sunset pictures.
The next morning I was up early to catch the last of my ocean sunrises. The neat thing about Block Island is that it’s so far out at sea, that you get fantastic sunrises and sunsets…only a few miles apart.We headed home afterward. It was the ideal time away, for me, nature and quiet and just taking things slowly, without having to respond to every crisis that came up.