CT: New London County-Groton- Bluff Point State Park (Winter)

It was a clear day the day before another snow storm so I decided to drive out where I don’t often go. Out to New London County along the shore.

I have hiked, biked and kayaked at Bluff Point during the warmer months but this is my first season seeking winter hikes.

First, I take much fewer pictures because it’s so cold. This hike was fun as Bluff Point is a peninsula jutting out onto the sound and has a beach strip that juts out from there. It’s a mile and a half out and back so manageable. But on this day quite muddy with loads of puddles. Many who just wore sneakers had to turn back. I had a mission to get to the fun beach strip as I fell in love with that spot when kayaking there as it divides an inlet from the sound and you can see both sides at the same time.

Beach Strip with each side a different color!

Through the brush I finally saw it about a mile out. Immediately I was intrigued by what appeared as different water colors. I enhanced the colors on the photo to share what I could see with only my eyes.

I turned the corner onto the beach strip. Hard to get to as the water was deep to get to the footbridge. It was then a scene from a movie!

The waves were crashing, the birds hovering and diving for fish and there were two boats which appeared abandoned along the shore.

The winds were howling. I just kept snapping pictures barely even looking in hopes I would capture some of what I was seeing and feeling! I then saw a real photographer with a long nature lens and knew I found a good place.

So much fun! So many gifts! I turned back and the return was back on the gravel road away from the cold winds. Anxious to get home to see what I captured.

Dear My Boys: Wear your boots. Love Mom.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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