The Roar of the Sea

     
     One of my favorite worship songs is Shout to the Lord.  I am always struck by the line, “Mountains bow down and the sea will roar at the sound of Your Name”.  All of Creation knows to praise the Creator!

     The roar of the sea, though quite loud, has always been a peaceful, joyous sound to me.  Perhaps it’s because I know, personally, the eternal hand that keeps the waves in motion.  I’ve never lived close to the sea, but I’ve always, always loved being there.  Since late February, I have longed for a visit to the beach.  One day last week, Copper said, “Let’s go!”, and yesterday we did!


    


     We left the valley on a day that promised to be in the mid – to upper nineties, and headed to the Pacific coast.  The 2 1/2 hour drive was quickly forgotten as soon as we climbed the dunes and saw the beautiful beach.  The day was sunny, though a bit hazy at times.  The temperature was in the upper 60’s.  The sand was warm.  The breeze was cool.  The water was……













    

     Well, the water was frigid!  The first shock of cold sent us scampering, but we weren’t deterred long. 


















     We played in the sand, allowing the waves to splash over our feet.





















     Treasures were discovered and brought home.  Will must have brought home a dozen or more shells.  My husband found a piece of jade and a beautiful piece of blue-green sea glass.  I brought them home and added them to the sea glass collection  I started on our 30th anniversary trip last summer.



 
     










     There were long walks, taken in groups of two and three and four.  The beach stretched out for a mile or more in each direction.  Shortly after our picnic lunch, Copper and I enjoyed our own stroll on the beach, hand in hand along the water line, watching for sand fleas rolling in with the tide, picking up a couple of special shells for Will’s collection, and gasping as an errant wave brought that icy cold water up over our knees. 
















     The boys played for hours in and around the waves. 















 


    
























     Will feeling safe while holding onto Aaron!

















    


     There were hours spent reading, just enjoying the feel of the sun, the sound of the waves and the warmth of the sand.  Bliss!








     We spent six hours on the beach before packing up, cleaning up and heading for home.  Copper treated us to dinner out on the way home, and we rolled through our front gate just before 9:00 p.m. 

     It was a glorious day, and we made a lot of memories.  My boys took to the sea with a passion, and William most especially so.  We are already talking about our next trip.

     A special thank you to blogging friend Fairmaiden for sharing one of her family’s favorite destinations with us.

    

     Summer day trips are inexpensive, delightful ways to make memories with your children!  Plan a few for your own family!

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27
 



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10 comments to The Roar of the Sea

  • If you all ever want to come to my little part of the country, feel free. We have a couple bodies of water in our town, one is the lagoon. LOL. And the other is the Bering Sea! But I think it will probably be just a little bit too cold for swimming. God Bless.

  • Love the writing in the sand, you, Will running. It rivals your header. Which I’ve said before, it beautiful.

  • Hi Cheryl,

    How fun. I love the sea.

    Blessings,

    Elizabeth

  • That particular beach area is marvelous! Fairmaiden and her Carpener introduced us to that place and we fell in love with it! We glamp (glamour camp) there every year and have even glamped with Fairmaiden and her troops. So glad you enjoyed a day away.

    jAne

    http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

  • Sounds like you weren’t that far from me Cheryl!
    It’s nice to be able to go to the beach isn’t it?
    Being just ten minutes {if that} makes me take it for granted sometimes…
    I am hoping to go to the beach more than usual this summer!
    Have a blessed day ♥

  • I love “Shout To The Lord” too, Cheryl! In fact, just reading your post brought the song into my head.
    It looks like your family enjoyed a wonderful trip to the beach.
    I agree with the previous poster who mentioned that your writing in the sand would make a fun blog header. I thought that same thing when I saw it.

    Have a great day!
    ~Becky

  • My children and I love looking for shells. Sand dollars are my favorite! We area  short 5 blocks from the beach, on the opposite coast πŸ˜‰ and I need to appreciate it more.  I love writting in the sand!    Shout to the Lord is a favorite here too!                                                                                                            

  • WOOHOO!  Looks like fun!

  • Oh my how we love the beach! Being in FL the beach gets very crowded in the summer and with my  five children ranging in ages from 3-12 that can be scary. πŸ™‚

    So we decided to go at dinnertime on Fridays. We go about an hour before dinner and play. Then we have dinner at the beach and play some more. It’s great! No sunburn. No crowds. And as the evening grows longer the sky does marvoulous things. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing your trip to the beach. I will have to share ours soon.

    Julie

    http://www.keepersathome.blogspot.com