We had our first beach day over the weekend! Beach hours might be a better description but we were there! the sun was shining! our toes were in the sand! and it was Peyton’s first trip!
One of our favorite spots is Sandy Hook – it’s easy to get to from our house and I’m a huge fan of the paved paths for walking and biking, the history (lighthouse + Fort Hancock), the view of NY, and the numerous beach access points. AND that dogs are allowed on the bay side of the peninsula.
This was mostly a last-minute decision so we made sure we had the essentials and just jumped in the car. And when I say we ‘had the essentials’ I mean we had baby sunscreen, a jacket + hat for Peyton, the stroller, and water for us. I didn’t think to grab my camera or – get this! – a blanket for us to sit on! We went to the beach without a towel to sit on! My jacket did good enough for Peyton and we didn’t mind planting our bums in the sand.
Indie, our scaredy-dog, wasn’t a fan of the water. The waves that rolled up to shore made her nervous but we were able to coax her so at least all 4 paws were in the water for a total of 10 seconds. Peyton didn’t say but I assume she enjoyed her time. She stuck her hands in the sand and we wiped them off quick since her hands are always in her mouth. Always.
Since I didn’t have my camera we only grabbed a couple of pictures with Forest’s phone but they are all we needed.
Until next time — Cindy
*All images are original to A View from the Shore