I was in Newburyport MA today for work. I was a short ride from Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (Parker River). I have never been here before even though it is a relatively short trip from my house. So I decided to skip lunch and go over and I am glad that I did.
|To the ocean.|
I made my way back to the car and headed toward the end of the refuge. Here are a few pictures along the way.
|This path led to another section of the beach.|
|This was the view waiting for me at the end of the walk way.|
|This is a marsh that is home to numerous birds. Here is a group of ducks.|
|Here is a bird that was right off the road so I pulled over and got this picture.|
|Here is the wind bending the grass along a path to the ocean.|
I finally made it to the end of the island and this is when I had that moment. This place was so beautiful that it immediately recruited me in the cause to keep this place pristine.
|The tide was coming in.|
|Some drift wood among the rocks.|
|Some more drift wood.|
|A view looking back from the shoreline.|
|One of the few lobster traps washed ashore.|
|The water was crystal clear.|
|The area across from the beach is Crane's Castle.|
On Wednesday of this week I will be down the Cape for work and will be very close to the Cape Cod National Seashore (Cape). I plan on going to Eastham and get some more pictures of one of the national treasures that is protected. If you are a lover of lighthouses, then you may want to check back because there is one on the section of the beach that I plan to visit.