Trying to post a weekend adventure every week is harder than I thought it would be. I realized I wouldn’t be able to keep up with a daily post, but once a week – how hard could that be? Well, as I said, harder than I thought. Between working, getting out and shooting, daily life, and caring for my daughter who is doing well but still battling an illness posting to a blog seems to take a back seat.
This weekend I went to Chaffinch Island, Guilford on Saturday. The tide was lower than I had ever seen it here and I discovered areas of the park I didn’t even know were there! Although a bit mucky and I did sink almost up to my knees a few times I was pleased with this shot and realized there is a lot more to explore. Thankfully I had my waders on and was able to pull my foot out without losing a boot.
Waking up early enough to go out for sunrise on Sunday, but without much enthusiasm I debated where to go vs. not getting up at all. I hadn’t really found a sunrise spot to be thrilled with and I had been going to the same place in Guilford for lack of other inspiration. I finally managed to get out of bed and into the car. Without a conscious decision about why, I headed southbound on I95, ending up at the Milford/West Haven line, Oyster River area. I think I was drawn there because I knew at low tide there are some great tides pools and sand formations from the river. I swear there was a time when I photographed the sun rising at that exact spot – but that’s not where it was this day. I wasn’t feeling the area so I didn’t even get out of the car and without knowing why I headed back towards New Haven along Ocean Avenue just in time to find a parking spot and get down to the beach to enjoy a most beautiful morning.
What’s all this have to do with the title of this post? Growing up in Milford, West Haven – which became known as Waste Haven was not considered a nice area. I used to think, who would ever want to live in West Haven?! Well, West Haven beaches are absolutely beautiful! The sand stretches on and on and you can walk for miles along sandy shores, (even at low tide). Very under appreciated by me for so many years, I now I have a new and perfect sunrise spot to head to, thanks to listening to some intuition of mine that took me where I had no idea I was going. Like life!