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Maine Beach at Sunrise

I had to be in Maine last week for business and decided to stay where I could get up in the morning and walk on the beach at sunrise. Always up at the crack of dawn anyway, I grabbed a coffee and headed there to have a seat and start my day. 

I love the beach at dawn - there's usually nobody else there save for the lone jogger or surfer and the light is gorgeous. As I sat there drinking my weak hotel coffee, I wondered why it is that I don't take the time for such a moment more often. Has my life really become so hectic and stressed that I'm unable to make time for such a simple moment? Note to self: chill out. Life is short.

So, I vowed to my seagull beach buddy that at least once a year I would drive up the Maine coast and find a spot to sit and watch the sun rise over the ocean.

Maybe I'll even splurge, stay two nights, and relax. Wacky idea, I know. As I mulled over the whole "quality of life" concept, I decided to continue my journey and stop off for another favorite pastime - diner breakfast. I'll report back to you on that in the next post because, really, diner dining deserves its own post don't you think?

Until next time,


  • Brenda Foley
  • #maine #beach #ocean #R&R #sunrise

Comments on this post (3)

  • Aug 13, 2015

    Isn’t Maine gorgeous? Went there for the first time 2 yrs. ago and can’t wait to go back. Love the photos you took while you were there, Brenda! I know what you mean about life often feeling too hectic to slow down and appreciate the simple beauty all around us: the lapping of the water, birds singing, a flower about to bloom…we must remember to treat ourselves to these precious moments more often.

    — Mary (Cottage B at Home)

  • Aug 04, 2015

    Have a great time! I love it there.
    Best wishes,

    — brenda

  • Aug 02, 2015

    Sounds like a great plan to me! (I’m heading to Maine in 2 weeks – can’t wait!)

    — Maureen

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