When I started the North Shore Doings series, I never expected it to be something I shared every week. I just want it to be a way to share a bit of my personal life as my family enjoys the beauty of where we live. And I honestly never thought that we'd have time to steal away to have a few close to home adventures as much as we have these past weeks. Maybe the series is encouraging us to get out there more or maybe we realize just how precious time is, but either way, despite our incredibly busy schedules we're having some fun as a little family of three!!
This past weekend we took an afternoon to spend together at Plum Island, one of my absolutely favorite places in the world. I'm not sure why, but ever since I was a kid I've adored Plum Island. In high school, once I had my license, stealing a drive up 95 to Newburyport was just the "best" and now as an adult I love strolling the streets and shops there. My dream is to have a studio on State Street some day... so we'll see where that goes!!
Sentimentality aside, I think that Plum Island offers the very best in what New England has to offer. To me it is just so quintessentially New England, with long stretches of beach, abundant nature and lots of history. Having traveled up and down the East Coast I also think it offers one of the most unique terrains from the marshes to the beaches. So if you're ever up here in the North Shore make Plum Island and the Parker River Wildlife Refuge a MUST on your list. If you have kids they will LOVE the quiet beaches and the nature that abounds. If you're an adult you'll love the peaceful atmosphere and secluded feel of the area. All in all, this might be my favorite spot on the North Shore:)!! On a fun note here's for a family session I photographed at Sandy Point, the end of Plum Island, years ago!!
Of course I took my camera along for the adventure... be sure to check out the adorable video I snagged on Instagram!! I couldn't resist the adorble-ness of Jonathan experiencing sand and the cold Atlantic water. These are the moments I hope I hold in my mind for the rest of my life!!
See that tiny break in the trees far, far, away? That's the Crane Estate:)Be prepared for a lot of adorable Jonathan-experiencing-the-sand pictures... I'm sorry, I just can't get enough!Dump it all in your hair...please.I was standing on the public beach side and just beyond was the refuge side... isn't it stunning??Gobble you up!!A failed family selfie;)A family with a child the age of Jonathan took pity on us and graciously grab this shot of the three of us together...with my "fancy" camera and everything!! If you're out there -- THANK YOU!!I'm always looking for suggestions for our next adventure together....where should we head next?:)