Monday, August 25, 2014

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Our second beach for the day was the Hammonasset Beach State Park near Madison, Connecticut.  We arrived just a few minutes after they closed the Nature Center which was a shame, however, they left the restrooms open so that was a blessing!

Across the street from the Nature Center is 
the entrance to the beach

The Snack Shack was still open after we arrived and we were looking forward to at least a hot dog for dinner, however, since they were going to close soon, the only thing they would sell us was soda, nachos or ice cream.  We decided on the nachos and a coke since it was the closest thing to food.  At least it held us for a few hours!

Nice sand here at Hammonasset

I stepped into the water and got the shock of my life.  The water was absolutely freezing!  Then when I tried to get out of the water, my crocs filled with sand and rock and I sunk into the sand until it covered my foot.  It was hard to get out and harder yet to get my crocs cleaned out and back on my feet!  The water was so nice and warm a few miles down the road at Silver Sands!

The Beach Snack Shack

There was a Life Guard on Duty when we arrived

A walk along the shore of the Long Island Sound

A cormorant diving for dinner

Another beautiful Salt Marsh

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret and Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Young Lovers Waiting For The Sunset

Well, there isn't driftwood like on the West Coast 
but we did find one big Log!

He found something to eat!

After we left the beach we were in search of somewhere to get something to eat.  We figured we could find somewhere in New Haven where Yale College is located.  Instead we ran into a huge restaurant fire that blocked our efforts to get out of town.  Our GPS refused to find another way out of town and it took us over an hour to get around the fire.  Once we did, we found a Wendy's and enjoyed a salad before returning to the campground. 

I'd call this a Five Alarm Fire!

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