Markers in the harbor note to where you must return—and so I am returning to this familiar expanse of beach…to this beautiful gift of days…to myself.
At dawn, I walk the beach; at 2, I practice yoga; at 9, there is space to meditate. Trifecta!
Rain arrives and stays for a while, a perfect excuse to wander a museum, shop for souvenirs, and crawl under covers with books.
Today is for exploring marsh views, the solace of solitude, the comfort of silence (and the blessing of a braised pork ragu over homemade fettucine at the end of a 7-mile day).
A leisurely day-long drive reveals the magnificent beauty of the Cape’s seashore, though the recent storms have changed these sacred spaces greatly; along the way, I play who-blinks-first with a chipmunk and know I am unwound.
Lots of love today as a friend arrives for birthday celebrations, a whale watch, bloody marys and seafood, and a grand finale finish to the week.
Tempted to stay longer…or forever…we eek out an extra day to wander, walk, wade, wish…
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GREAT CAPE ESCAPE II
Great Cape Escape 2013
PHOTOS ©2013, Jen Payne