Now just a couple pictures from Reid State Park. Reid State Park is Maine's first State-owned Saltwater Beach. In 1946, Walter E. Reid, a businessman from Georgetown, Maine, donated the land to the State of Maine to be preserved forever. The park has two beach areas but most people spend their time on Mile Beach, but there is a second area, Half Mile Beach, which is also accessible to the public. The beaches are also nesting areas for endangered least terns and piping plovers and resting and feeding areas for other shorebirds. (Information found at Maine Bureau of Conservation)
For me, this is the beach of my childhood, my point of reference for beach vacations -with coarse, gritty sand, dramatic tide changes, water so cold, it aches and children being shepherded out with salty lips purplish blue that beg to jump just a few more waves. My children are now imprinted with the my childhood memories of summer at Reid.
Watching waves crash on rocks is mesmerizing
The tide begins to inch in
The best way to warm up is a walk up the rocks