Our plan was to walk at least part of The Marginal Way, a meandering paved path on a bluff, with a sweeping view of the ocean. My girl at the start of the path! Love her!
The landscaping of the bordering hotels is just gorgeous! In late summer, I've seen these same flower beds full of blooming dahlias, but for today it was all about giant allium.
The beaches and ocean here in New England still make me stare in wonder. Compared to the beaches I grew up with in southern California, there are so few people! And they're shallow for so far from shore. All that ocean and not a single boat in sight! And the air at the beach is so fresh here! I can't explain that, so if anyone can, please leave and comment and tell me why the beach air in southern California leaves your hair and car sticky, but the beach air here is just fresh.
I enjoyed seeing how everyone seemed to be able to pull up their own little private patch of beach.
A classic New England weathervane.
Then we retraced our steps back to our car, and we drove down to the main part of the beach for a short walk to admire the beach grass, dip our toes in the water, and look for shells.
We then wandered into town and explored a few shops. This place will definitely be where we stop for a bit to eat in the future. Although a gourmet food market, they have a hot grill too, and the fabulous aromas coming from there made us hungry! Great selection of cheeses! And just look at the flavor of that gelato!