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At The Beach

Ahh, the beauty of Summertime. We so look forward to the great outdoors and all it has to offer during this time of year. Amusement Parks, beaches, fishing and all sorts of activities help us to create great memories to look back upon. In this post we visit Sandy Point State Park on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The scene is early morning and the sun has well cleared the horizon, turning the lighting intensity toward harsh but manageable.

The beach and shoreline here is somewhat long so there is plenty of room for folks to spread out.

At The Beach
At The Beach

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Surf Fishing has been setup along this section, while swimmers and picnics have set up camp further away.

Serving as a backdrop is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, a nearly 5-mile structure that spans the western and eastern shores of the bay.

Sandy Point was once the site of a ferry service back in the early 1900's, taking passengers, cargo and the few autos of the day across the bay to the eastern shore. As you may imagine, there is a lot of history associated with this area and we will cover other aspects of that in future posts.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Kids at Play

Today we have a look at a series of candid shots from a scene I came across recently. I stopped by a section of a popular stream where there is always people enjoying the crystal clear fresh water that runs there. You normally find canoeing, tubing, fishing and general horseplay in and around the water. I noticed a couple of youngsters horsing around and having a ball. They appeared to be brother and sister, although I don't know that for sure. But what really caught my attention was the care-free manner in which they were simply having good old fashioned fun.

Climbing Up
Climbing Up

Where could they be climbing?

A game of King & Queen of the hill? She seems a little timid. :-)

We've Reached the Top
We've Reached the Top

We've reached the top, hooray! Now what?

Take a Flying Leap
Take a Flying Leap

Take a flying leap!

You're all wet
You're all wet

Hey I've been bushwacked!

Oh how I'd love to have this shot to take again. Bad positioning allows the bush to obscure the splash.

Ahhh
Ahhh

Now that they survived the leap, a question is likely asked.

Wanna Go Again
Wanna Go Again

Wanna go again!? Huh? Cmon!

Have a great day everyone! :-)

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