Hugs for my sister Nancy Lee on her September 15th birthday…
WORDPRESS DAILY PROMPT 8/24/2013:
THESE SANDALS WERE MADE FOR WALKING…WHERE?
ON NEW ENGLAND BEACHES BETWEEN
LAMOINE BEACH, MAINE
WALLIS SANDS BEACH IN RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
The wordpress daily prompt for August 24, 2013, is These boots are made for walking…
As soon as winter releases its cold to a warm spring, and sandals become comfortable footwear, I dig a ragged but solid pair of sandals from the back of my closet, where they were relegated while Old Man Winter blew his chilly bitter-cold breath over our community.
These sandals bear fond memories.
NOTE: These sandals are making more fond memories this September 2013—yesterday (September 14) they walked Nantasket and Duxbury beaches in Massachusetts. They plan on trekking many more beaches before we leave New England. The sandal photos in this post were taken September 6 at Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island on the third day of our New England travels.
In 2003 my husband and I traveled together for 85 days in a “tin can.” That was how we referred to our vehicle of the day, which took us from our retirement home in Laurel Mountain Borough to the coastline of New England.
I’d decided I wanted to walk as many mainland beaches as possible between East Lamoine, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I excluded the beaches on Maine’s islands to decrease complications—the KISS rule.
I chose East Lamoine, Maine, because seven generations ago a French Revolution émigré wed a third-generation Downeast Maine English-Irish pioneer. These were my ancestors, and two of the characters in my historical romance novel-under-construction.
Ending my walk at Wallis Sands Beach (actually in Rye, New Hampshire) was a no-brainer. I spent 11 years of my childhood in Portsmouth (29 Spring Street and 108 Spring Street), and many summer hours at Wallis Sands Beach.
I was joined at Lamoine Beach by some new-found relatives I had just met. Xxx des Isles and I are probably (more…)