Saturday, April 2, 2016

When you live by the beach, go there every day!! #AtoZChallenge

If you know me, you'll know how much I love the water. I love pools, I love water parks and most of all I LOVE beaches. Goa, Gokarna, Murdeshwar, Chennai, Karwar, Mangalore and so many other places have been a subject of my envy only because of the beach. I've never lived close enough to a beach to visit it every week, much less every day. The day I realised that the tiny town that I was moving to had a lake *attached* to it, I flipped out. I could not contain my excitement. Especially since the lake is one of the great 5 lakes. (HOMES as they are called-Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior).

Lake Erie is one of the smallest of the great 5 lakes, however "small" is a really deceiving word. By small I mean, waters the Niagara falls small. I'll just leave that here for perspective.

Facts aside, when I realised that I lived a 5 minute drive from the beach, you can understand why I jumped! I could see myself going every single day, and every single day I did go . The clean waters were inviting, tucked in the forests these waters held my fancy. I'd aimlessly walk the shores while husband dear would accompany me on my many walks. He stayed close to shore and I stupidly jumped around in the water.

Every single day, for about about 8 months, walking by the lake, became life. I picked up a few quirky hobbies from there as well. An interesting hobby amongst many who lived there was collecting something called "Beach glass". Basically humans being humans have a tendency to dump everything in the ocean or lake, the lake is a tough mistress, she throws everything back to shore, eventually. In this process,  a lot of glass bottles and other objects transform into tiny crystals called beach glass. Many people collected these pretty crystals and made jewellery with them, I just collected them for the fun of it. Being a hoarder, when we moved to India, I brought the beach glass with me, I even brought back rocks as well (Yep. stones of different kinds) that are currently displayed at home.


My dream of living by the seashore finally became a reality. I don't miss living in the US but boy! do I miss my lovely lake.

8 comments:

  1. I live about sixty miles from the ocean, but I had not been for several years until last Sunday. I should go to the beach more.

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  2. I love beaches too! They make me nostalgic! Glad to read your posts!

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  3. I love the beach glass. I love beaches too. And your post reminds me that it has been a long time since I visited one.
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  4. Hi, here from the A-Z and agree that open spaces and nature should be made the most of if you are fortunate enough to live close to them. The beach glass looks real pretty.

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  5. You've reminded me I need to take more advantage of the beaches here!

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  6. Lovely post, Maggie :) I finally live back on the east coast of the US (lived in the center of the US in Oklahoma for 9 years) but I've yet to go back to the beach. I should. I miss it.
    Have a great weekend!
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  7. Hi Maggie, you sounded like me! This is just what I would love....living near or on a beach. Your words took me to a different place. I collect pebbles too and shells and what not! Cheers :)

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  8. That sounds so magical the ocean, the winds the sounds. Cheers!
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