Saturday, October 8, 2011

Beaching It in NH

Today, the weather turned unseasonably warm along most of the east coast, and New Hampshire was no exception.  The high was 79 degrees – even warmer than at our home on the VA eastern shore.

After a morning in Portsmouth, we followed Route 1A, which is an alternate to Route 1 and runs along the beach areas. New Hampshire lays claim to 18 miles of coastline, compared to 35 miles of Virginia Beach coastline and 130 miles in our home state of NJ.
Wallis Sands State Beach, about 15 minutes south of Portsmouth, is a beautiful, sandy curving beach that is on Route 1A. It has a large parking lot, showers and restrooms, and an admission charge in summer months. We saw many sailboats . . .sailboat collageHampton Beach, the most popular beach in the region is also off Route 1A in Hampton. It has attracted thousands of beach goers since the turn of the century. The beach is wide with bath house and lifeguards in season.

Lots of folks were taking in the warm temps, which are expected to continue through the weekend and into early next week.
beach collageThis little guy was enjoying the beach . . .
beach boy collageToday, was a beautiful day with possibly even warmer temps on Sunday.

Whatever happened to fall? 

There hasn’t been any fall leaf colors to post about – yet. Maybe next week, hopefully.


Elaine said...

Yup, pretty warm here in Rochester too. We were going to go up to Lake Ontario for some beach time too this afternoon, but just a little too much homework needing to be done for our college boy. So we took the time to do a little shopping since the area close to RIT is a big shopping mecca, and it was a good time to get some laundry done. Marty had a filling come loose, so we had to spend some time dealing with that. Not the best way to spend a gorgeous sunny day, but hopefully we'll have a few more over the next few weeks.

Elaine said...

Btw, that little beach boy is just too precious! Delightful collage!

Daisy said...

Great pictures! How I'd love to be at the beach right now. We had lovely weather here today too. Enjoy it while you can! :)

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Those photographs made me miss my old boat :-) I was a rather useless sailor but I did love it anyway :-)

Quite the opposite here this morning, a couple degrees below 32F now and it will probably get a bit colder before the sun goes up.

Have a great day!

Lois Evensen said...

I just love your images. The sailboats and the little guy at the beach are terrific. :)))

Out on the prairie said...

That sand between the toes still sounds nice.May take a short walk today.Color is fading here so should be moving north.

grammie g said...

HI B...It sure has been warm..but I will take it just as long as it comes...makes it hard to think that it is October!!
Love the sailboats and the people taking advantage of this gorgeous weather...but hope you get a chance to see some color...we don't have alot here either!!
Have a flock of Blurbirds hanging around ..counted at least 10 ..visiting the old homesteads lol!!

Snapper II said...

Beautiful beach.
I love the little beach child with it's bucket.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Everyone, NH folks do enjoy getting out in warm weather maybe cause they know about the cold winter to come. The sailboats were beautiful to watch, but my favorite was that little guy on the beach.

Cicero Sings said...

Love the white sails against the blue, blue. Also love the little beachcomber ... too cute.

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