I wanted to walk on a beach again and debated about where to go. I was considering Sandwich, MA, but when I saw that Crane Beach had designated beaches for dogs and no dogs, I was hooked. Plus, I hadn't been there since I was a kid and was overdue for a visit. What a gorgeous place! So glad that I went in spite of the brisk wind off the water. Some of the visitors did not obey the dog rules (boo), but the beach was so wide that I was never near any of the other people and no dogs bothered me. I walked about 45 minutes on the beach and then took the green Dune Trail to get out of the wind. It was a beautiful place to walk in the winter!
Great Black-Backed Gull
The Dune Trail (green)
American Black Ducks
I had another Snow Goose sighting on the way home! (my 2nd)
A quick stop at the beach (plug your nose here) in Swampscott yielded a life bird - a nice little flock of Bonaparte's Gulls.