I had two
I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT
There was a bunch of snow on the ground and I so wasn't mentally prepared to run in the snow. But I am who I am so I stopped swearing, got dressed a little more aggressively for the weather and headed out the door. There were 2-3 inches of light - COLD - fluffy snow and my ankles were immediately cold. It was hard to know where to run. There are no sidewalks anywhere in the Northeast because of all the snow. So I was on the side of the road but it was hard to tell exactly where I was in the road. There was no traffic at all so it wasn't too much of a problem. When I anticipated this run I was thinking of gazing at the beautiful ocean and listening to the waves rolling in. Well no. I could barely see the ocean.
There is a row of houses on that cliff.
The tide was out and visibility was practically nil. I ran to Nubble Point Lighthouse, one of my favorite spots in Maine. There was a man there taking pictures so I was not the only nut out there. I got him to take a picture of me. He probably thought I was going to stand there sedately and seemed a little surprised as I ran toward him!
Then I continued around the point to "see" more of the ocean. I did run on the beach just a little but I got my feet rather soaked and gave up quickly.
We headed to Freeport to do some serious LL Bean shopping and some Horny Toad outlet shopping. Presidents' Day is a great day to shop in Freeport! I got fun stuff for me and maybe a few things for other family members! I got some more Nike sneakers for $36! I have a bit of a sneaker fetish going on right now. On the way back we ate at the Maine Diner for the second night in a row. We decided that they do a lobster roll up just right but the stuff we got last night - not as good.
Tuesday I got up very early and headed out to catch the sunrise.
Love seeing the sunrise on the ocean!
It was very cold but that's the norm so what can you do? It was very clear and gorgeous. The sunrise did not disappoint. On the way back I thought I would go down to the beach. My husband is always warning me about slippery steps. Well he wasn't there to warn me and I was hurrying to get down to the beach without a care in the world when my feet went out from under me. I instinctively grabbed the railing but the railing was ringed with ice so I "slid" the rest of the way down.
The very icy railing - that saved me!
The slippery steps
The only thing that hurt(s) is my side where I crashed into the railing but I really could have been hurt. I stepped quite gingerly up them when I was leaving believe me.
Jill, these two pictures are for you as you said:
btw, it can't be THAT cold, the ocean isn't frozen yet.
I'm seeing lots of ice around here, it's cold!
One more sunrise shot!
And now I must say - it is good to be home!