10/12/2022 what better way to start the day than with a sunrise to feast your eyes!
We had coffee, enjoyed the beauty that surrounded us and took tons more pictures. After getting everything packed up to hit the road we made one last trip to our favorite spot, Waikiki Beach at Winter Island Park.
As I walked down the beach I saw a group of geese (trivia question -what is a group of geese in the water called? It’s not a gaggle, answer is at the bottom.) so I decided to make my way towards them.
To my surprise they didn’t seem fazed by my presence. So I scooted closer, still they didn’t mind. I was so amazed, they walked their way past me, probably less than 8 feet away and headed up off the beach.
As I sat there, mesmerized, grateful that I was blessed to have this moment with these geese on this beach I see a gal taking pictures of the geese as well. I try to move so I’m not in her way and we chat for a minute. A little while later, after I rejoin Mitch she is returned from her walk and asks what we’re looking for. We tell her sea glass and she shares with us another treasure on the beach we didn’t even know existed!
She shares with us the history of old ships and how they’d discard things in the water when they no longer had a use for them. She showed us pieces she’d picked up and explained how it was old pottery pieces. Saying they’re probably over a hundred years old!
Mitch and I were both so intrigued with the information, and it now explained a piece I picked up the day before. It was smooth and white but had a design on one side. I knew it wasn’t a rock, I thought it odd, so I kept it. That’s what it was! Old pottery. Savannah gave me a one she had picked up and as we were talking she spotted another and gave that to me as well. I was elated and ready to find some new treasures! Her generosity and kindness was so appreciated.
Check out time was 11 am and we had plans for the day, but I have to say, it was hard to say goodbye to Winter Island Park in Salem, Massachusetts.
We had a painted picture of Iron sides I’d bought from a yard sale and hung in pops room about 10 years ago. When Mitch found out the actual ship is in Boston we had to go.
We had to pay for two parking spots for Harvy because of his size when we got to the museum, but he knows he’s worth it ($50 for minimum of 2 hours)
We then walked over and toured the battleship
The whole place was very interesting and packed with history and information! After overloading on pictures and “I’ll read that later since I got a picture” we headed towards NYC! Oh wait! Rhode Island is soo close, we gotta dip our toe in the state so we can count it on our bucket list!
The longest 219 miles EVER!
Answer- a group of geese in the water is called a plump of geese.
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I’m glad you two stopped into the yard sale. We love seeing your photos. They’re pretty Awesome! My son lives in Salem and we haven’t seen half of the places you’ve been to. Safe travels.
Hi Jeff! Thanks! So glad we met you both! Hope you two get to travel soon as well 🙂