Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Break: The Beach

That's right - we visited the beach for March Break. It just happened to be a frozen beach, in what seemed like the middle of winter. You haven't experienced "cold" until you've had the wind blow right through you after it travels across the giant, frozen expanse of Lake Erie.

We started off March Break with a visit to my parents, who live at the home that was once our cottage. When I was little, the land next to the lake formed what I used to call a "cliff." Each winter another portion of the cliff wears away and it has become a gently sloping hill, covered with broken trees, instead.

It may not be a warm Florida getaway, but the landscape holds a natural beauty that proves fascinating for children and adults alike.

The beach and the water were virtually indistinguishable, but the kids and I found an open hole where the water showed through. Cautious as I am, I didn't allow them to get too close. They threw snowballs at the hole instead. My husband took them back the next day though, and chuckled when he told me the water was a few inches deep.

We also took a trip into town. More about that next time. Have you had your spring break yet? How did you/will you spend it?


  1. it still looks gorgeous to me and I'm still a little jealous!

    1. It is indeed gorgeous. And we did enjoy it. But a little trip to Cuba wouldn't hurt either. ;)

  2. Brrrrrr! But it is the beach. Glad you had a good time even though it was icy. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  3. Glad you enjoyed your vacay! Our spring break isn't until the first of April. Hopefully we'll have lots of sun and warmth by then!

  4. Being by the water is special, it doesn't matter if it's frozen or not!

  5. Glad you enjoyed it still. Great photos though.
    I'm already having a break here in Singapore, a tropical country but it rained today.


  6. Very different perspective in the winter as opposed to summer months, but beautiful regardless!

  7. We are having the same type of winter cottage holiday as your family for this March Break. Sauble Beach looks like the moon with huge snow drifts and the most incredible sunset view over frozen Lake Ontario. My husband dug a hole 6 feet deep with stairs cut into the snow for the kids to get in and out! The wind has been blustery, but the cozy fire inside and gorgeous sunsets make winter cottaging one of my favourite ways to spend time with the kids.