Free Beach Parking

in THE WEEKEND2 months ago

Hi fellow Weekenders,

Today we took further advantage of the free parking at the beach and the great weather! Enjoyed some fun in the sun and some important family time!


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The beaches around us are really lovely ones, people from all around the area and New England come to them because they are a fun place to be. That’s coastline of New Hampshire and southern Maine are some fantastic beaches and we actually hit all of them in one day hahaha. It was fun going to them and especially theres another one that I’ll be showing off a little more in a future post but it’s one we haven’t been to before because it costs an arm and a leg to park but not at the moment! Free parking for all the beaches until Memorial Day here in the US so that’s awesome. I’m sure the areas want to change that due to the excuse of the Rona but they haven’t done it yet. They did eliminate free parking on the streets near one of our favorite beaches which is kind of annoying but what can you do? They are always looking for ways to take our money. The free parking is something we are going to take advantage of as often as we can in the coming weeks, sorry if we post a lot of beach stuff hahaha

The first beach we went to was in Maine because it seemed like it was going to be a tad warmer up there. It wasn’t! It was really windy but that didn’t stop us from having fun! I felt sort of bad there was a mask zealot there with her kids and we sat down and started playing in the sand, she got all mad we were 10 feet away, on a public beach mind you, so she mumbled and yelled at her kids that they were leaving. Sorry lady you don’t own the place and we are well enough away from you, calm down. I felt bad for the kids, not for the Karen that she was. We proceeded to dig and have fun which we were going to do regardless, so that was great.


The sun was nice and hot which was great for keeping warm in the windy conditions but it didn’t help my sand castle abilities! It kept drying out my sand so I gave up and didn’t get to make the larger one I wanted. The little man was more than happy to smash it all for me.


The ocean water on the coast of Maine at this time of year is absolutely arctic! It’s so cold and there were some kids playing in it. You know who else was jumping around in it? Yeah that’s right the little man. He’s crazy! Lol he wasn’t really phased by the cold water but once he wasn’t running around he was shivering. Thankfully he didn’t get entirely soaked like he normally does otherwise we would’ve been coming home earlier or buying him some new pants to wear lol.


At the other beach down the road a bit we found some life in the rocks! It’s been so cold in the water, expected since it was winter, that we weren’t able to find any crabs or anything. They don’t come out until the water gets to 50 degrees I think we read. Gotta wait a few more weeks for that I guess! We still managed to find some cool stuff. This was a hermit crab, a baby one indeed, that the wife found. I’ve never found a wild hermit crab without a shell so this was cool to see. He was trying hard to get away but we kept him in a bucket for an hour or two while we hunted more.


If you can spot the reason for the picture here, a little free hive for you lol. I uploaded the thing since Siena sent it to me and was confused why she took it then it dawned on me hahaha.


Found a really cool looking rock that I kind of wanted to keep but we have enough rocks that I said forget it but at least wanted a picture of it.


Siena and I are looking forward to when we move somewhere warmer either this year or next so that we can get away from the colder temperatures and into a space where we can do this type of stuff all year round and keep up a better level of fitness. We managed to take over 10k steps today just playing around on the sand and stuff! That was awesome to see and a testament to the need to be outside in nature, not locked down and destroying our bodies and minds with inactivity and binge watching trash.

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Children seem to be immune to the cold sea water. It seems to me that it is freezing even at the highest peak of the summer.

Yeah that's for sure lol. We were cold just walking on the sand and he's in the water splashing around. Crazy kids! Lol

I don't like lobster. Can't tell you the last time I had it. Don't like it. But until I try lobster in Maine, I won't say I won't eat it again. That whole upper East Coast eludes me. There's about 10 states I haven't been to and it starts at about Maryland.

It snows on those beaches doesn't it?

Lol yeah it definitely snows on these beaches! We haven't been to one while it's snowing but I think we might try that this year. The coastline is insane and awesome with things like snow.

It's actually funny, I can't stand lobster myself. Too many people rant and rave about how good it is and all that. I ate it as a kid one time and I violently puked for a few hours so now I won't touch it again. People get annoyed at me when I tell them I highly dislike lobster but live here. I'm with you on the lobster dude!

I do love a delicious freshly breaded and fried haddock sandwich though with some Tahtah ( tartar) sauce. One thing I have every single summer at least once, hopefully 3-4 times but it's gotta be from a really good place that gets the fresh daily catch stuff.

Oh fuck you had to go there! Doooooood.

The fish monger right on the corner from us when we were locked down in England had the best fucking haddock I've ever had ever. Caught outta the Irish Sea and his deliveries were daily. Paul was his name. And another one, "hake" maybe? There a fish called hake? Dammit! I forgot what it's called but neither that or haddock are common on the west coast. When I see it, it's a surprise. So when I got it three times a week there and the thing wasn't dead for 12 hours... Dooooooood.

Can't get Mahi there. Trip out right? I was educating the dude on Mahi, a fish monger who never heard of it selling me fish I've never heard of. I'm sofa king sick of being trapped dude. This message just took a shit.. dammit!

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