Roll With The Punches

Its funny how even if you go to a place many times, It can still hold secrets from you. We were at lake this week, when we stumbled upon a tiny point tucked away.  We have been to the lake many time, and thought we had it figured out. So we were surprised when we came across this hidden gem. It was a tiny little beach that lead to a clearing, a nice little recreation area hidden away. The area had been cleared, and grass was growing. It was a great place to take a moment and look out over the lake. We were both surprised, because we had never stumbled across it before.

Out on The Water. Photo by Colleen Ann.
Out on The Water.
Photo by Colleen Ann.

With a scraping, Ed brought the boat up on shore. As he secured everything, I walked up off the tiny beach, and up into the sunlit clearing. It was beautiful. The clearing was circled by tall pines, and other trees, yet you could still see the water if you looked hard enough. It was a magnificent day to be on the water. It was 80 degrees and sunny. Thankfully there was a tiny breeze, just strong enough to keep the bugs at bay.
The dog took off, running all over the place. She gets excited runs around for a bit, but never out of our sight. After the novelty wears off, the circles become smaller until she stays right by our side. Shes a sweet old lady who is happy as long as she is with her people.

Birdie. Photo Colleen Ann.
Photo Colleen Ann.

I began to explore, and it struck me how untouched the point was. It became apparent that this was a place that was not frequented by people. A sad truth of our society is that there are many people who do not have any respect for the landscape that surrounds them. It is commonplace to see trash, and there is something wrong with that. It is hard to find places this pristine, and part of the reason why I am being so general in my location. If anyone would like more information on this spot, please reach out. Its just I don’t want to advertise such a pristine location on the internet, because that is how these places get destroyed.

Securing the Boat. Photo By Colleen Ann.
Securing the Boat.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

We explored the tiny point, had lunch, and enjoyed the solitude before getting in the boat and moving along out way. I knew it was going to be a good day, but the point was a pleasant surprise. I truly believe that lifes best moments lay in surprises. We lead highly structures lives, but this leaves no room for surprises or exploration. When you leave time open, and roll with the punches, this is when some of the best things occur.

Even if it isn’t all the time, take some time to just see where life takes you, because this is when the best memories happen.

Published by Colleen

My name is Colleen, and I am a writer and photographer from New Hampshire. I love exploring and discovering. I write pieces that focus around the history and landscape of New England, and other things that may come to mind.

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