Have you ever noticed how many things in our lives need to be recharged? There are phones and computers and tablets and flashlights and portable tools. There are charging stations for IPods and cell phones and even cars. Some stores and parking lots have special spots for recharging your electric vehicle.
But what about us? We need to be recharged every once in awhile. How do you accomplish that in your hectic life? Is it a night out on the town with friends, a romantic dinner with a special someone, a day at the spa or a walk in the woods? And how often do you need to do that?
I get to really recharge my batteries once a year. Oh, they get a little boost throughout the year, but my big recharge comes every September when we head to Maine. There is a place on the coast of Maine called Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park.
Yes, there is a lighthouse there. It is actually the one on the back of the Maine state quarter. It sits atop a rocky point of land that juts out into the ocean. Surprisingly enough, you can walk down on the rocks if you wish. But you are also warned that rogue waves do cause problems.
So I have a special rock at the top of the cliff that fits my bottom. I can look down at the waves and smell the salt air without being in harms way.
This year we got to Pemaquid on two different days and experienced two entirely different oceans pounding the coast. The first days was calm, but overcast, and the waves covered the rocks and rushed back out. The aqua colors in the water were bright and beautiful. The second time we were there – even though it was bright and beautiful, a storm was brewing and the noise of the pounding surf was almost deafening. But there I sat, on my rock, enjoying every single minute. For two hours I watched the waves crash and curl and spray water every where. For the first time in the over 50 years I have been visiting that spot, I saw a seal enjoying the waves. Life was good and I am recharged.
It is hard to really get the feel of the ocean from a picture, but I do hope you enjoy them.