We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
~John F. Kennedy~
Paul and I moved to the coast purely by accident. Friends of ours were moving and the house they lived in belonged to her parents, they needed renters, on a whim we asked about it and a month later we were firmly ensconsed in the lovely little village of Round Pond.
When the owners of that house decided to sell, Paul and I began our search for another place in town so that we could stay here. By that time I was attached to this town, so we bought a small house on a hill with a little bit of land because that was what we could afford here on the coast, and we desperately wanted to stay here.
Seven years later I cannot imagine living anywhere else. When we do venture inland I get homesick and antsy and when we cross back over the Damariscotta/Newcastle bridge I breathe a sigh of relief. This is home, this is where my children have been raised, this is where most of our lives have been lived, this is where my everything is.
I have always loved the ocean, even as a young child a trip to Salt Pond or The Point felt like coming home. I would climb the rocks and wade in the tide pools and sit watch the waves and smell the salt air and fill myself with the beauty and know that this was where I was meant to be.
Living here we have become accustomed to the beauty that surrounds us, we have stopped going to sit on the rocks and smell the salt air because.. well.. .it's always there. Yesterday we took the kids and the dogs to The Fort so the dogs could swim and the kids could be kids. With my camera to my face I rediscovered the beauty that is this place we live.
I love this photo because everyone is smiling and being goofy and it it's just them.
I am so incredibly lucky to live here and work here!
Beach sessions still available for this summer, contact me to find out more. :)