It's been a week since my lovely stay at Seabrook, WA with my two daughters, Heather and Jennie.
Since then we have had very cool and rainy weather with a storm that brought wind and heavy rain over the weekend.
We thought that we might have bad weather at the cottage, but we were pleasantly surprised when Saturday dawned bright and sunny.
So we headed out early for a stroll through the village and to the beach.
Come along and I will show you the sights in this charming little seaside community.
We leave through the back door of our little cottage....
And take the crushed oyster shell path to the main road.
Each of the cottages we pass by, unique.
With lovely seaside details.
Porches, balconies, picket fences.
Crushed shell sidewalks.
Roses on arbors and lovely gated entries.
Window boxes on cottage windows.
And homes for feathered friends.
Charming street signs,
And beautiful gardens.
Large houses that sleep 20, and tiny cottages like ours.
A church, town hall, restaurant, small grocery store, and even an indoor pool.
The whole village a reminder of my childhood, growing up in New England near Cape Cod.
As my youngest daughter, Jennie leads the way, we hear the Pacific crashing beyond.
Down the staircase....
Across the tide flats...
And to the beach.
The tide was out, the sun was warm and the winds were calm.
A perfect day for beach combing.
The beautiful sounds of seagulls, waves crashing, and happy people.
Tiny purple flowers growing in the sand,
Even the beach bees were happy!
It had been so long since I breathed in that wonderful salt air.
But all good things must come to an end, so with the tide coming in and the afternoon shadows getting long, we reluctantly head back.
Back to the stairway to heaven towards our tiny seaside cottage.
As we get closer, we scan the rugged coastline, carved away by the sea. Can you see the gray cottage peeking through the trees?
Up and up we go....
With one last glimpse of the beautiful sea.
You can read more about Seabrook, WA in the current issue of Sunset magazine.