Evening Swim at the Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

On my way back from the afternoon of rock scrambling and exploring at Beavertail State Park I decided a dip in the ocean would be just the ticket. As I was driving along the coast I had my pick of beaches but I decided to stop at the Charlestown Breachway – mostly because it was my mom’s favorite, and a place I hadn’t been for a few years. Well, I picked the right beach and the right day. I know I have mentioned in other posts how I’ve been fortunate to be witness to perfect weather, blue skies, and clear water but I have NEVER seen colors in Rhode Island like I did that day. I got there a little over an hour before sunset and the orange glow of the sun was at the time being hidden by these dark clouds over the western horizon – which was in and of itself beautiful – but it was casting this pale ethereal pink glow out to sea over the eastern horizon that was beyond spectacular. Mixed with the amazing gradations of blues and levels of light in the water and the sky, it was utterly divine. To the west, the dark clouds provided this dramatic frame to the sky and to the east floated puffy cumulus clouds. It was an amazing end to an already amazing day.

Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Sailboat, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Sailboat, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Another view of the sailboat, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Another view of the sailboat, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Yep one more, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Yep one more, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Swooping seagulls, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Swooping seagulls, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Sunlight breaking through the clouds, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Sunlight breaking through the clouds, Breachway, Charlestown, Rhode Island

My visit to the Breachway was a perfect end to my stop in Rhode Island and Connecticut. It was wonderful to see all my friends and co-workers, many of whom I hadn’t seen in over a year. It made me conscious yet again of how lucky I am to have such amazing people in my life and I’m very thankful I was able to spend time (though, never enough!) with everyone. I had so much fun catching up and being able to spend time with you all!

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