I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Christmas walk at the shore; Sachuest Point, Rhode Island

We took the same walk on last Christmas Day; the snowy owl was here.  He left several weeks ago this year, perhaps due to the impending warm weather.  Snowy owl or not, there is a lot to see here and with the temperature just shy of 60 degrees, it was a wonderful afternoon for a Christmas walk.  Located in Middletown, Rhode Island, Sachuest Point is a National Wildlife Refuge.  There is no charge to enter the park.
Make sure you check the hours if you'd like to go into the Visitor Center.

There's a lot to learn here!

We were here in the late afternoon and the changes in the light were beautiful.

Solar panels sit behind the visitor center.  A nice sustainable touch.

A pine tree rests on the waters edge.

The rain on Christmas Eve day left it's mark on the trail. 

The deer were grazing quietly while keeping an eye on us at the same time.

Many others took advantage of the gorgeous weather.

A very scenic spot to fish.

The light was quickly changing.

Sakonnet Point Lighthouse can be seen in the distance.

As dusk came upon us it cooled off a bit.

The moon became visible.  Serene.

Two visitors on the observation deck.

Looking back towards Middletown and Newport.

We couldn't have asked for a better sunset.

Take a walk this Christmas weekend; the fresh air feels great!

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