Then there is the walk past Smith and Wollensky...and my favorite part of the walk, as always, the wild yet serene and friendly cats that inhabit South Point. The waiters at S and W are not enamored by them however. I don't know why...
Once past the restaurant which has tables right on the water for a gorgeous sunset view, this is the view and walk to the beach. "Here kitty kitty!"
At one point we cut over at the very end, through the lovely planted landscape - and more cats :
At the end of that path you emerge on to the beach. And, if you arrive just before sunrise on a cloudy day, it may look like this.
Then depending on the day...and each day is variable (especially this time of year as we traditionally come during off season. We have done that because we have children and their summer vacation starts at the beginning of June and that's when we vacation (holiday ;) ) . I must say, we have had such a variety of weather during the Junes' and Julys' we have been here. And none of it unbearable. This year has been extremely pleasant, in fact, at times, a touch cool for me for here, and today, as I write, it is grey and rainy and in the 70's out!)
From this point it's just a matter of how many life guard stands we want to tackle and how energetic we feel. Let's just say I'm only really familiar with the first four.
It's like I Spy....I spy seashells(you could be more specific). I spy coral. I spy seaweed. I spy tire tracks. I spy a footprint.....But I digress.
In recent years, there is one place on the beach where we come upon this. Any guesses?
and sit and observe
Then it's back along the marina to the condo
And this. What?? I'm on vacation for goodness sake. And there's a little grocery nearby that has croissants fresh daily. And I have some delicious blueberry jam to go with it.
ps. On those rare days when I don't get up for this walk - ok maybe not so rare - one of these is waiting for me on the counter - occasionally along with a new seashell. Life can be sweet.