Sunday Ride: Soaking up the Autumn Light at the Beach

Sunday Ride: Soaking up the Autumn Light at the Beach

There is something especially beautiful about the morning light at this time of the year. I don’t know if it is the colors that get reflected from the trees and grass, the suns position in the sky or maybe it’s some special pixie dust on the air. It’s like a gift, but one you trade the warm weather for.

triumph tiger at captree state park

This morning, I hopped on the Tiger to head out towards the beach. Sometimes I just need to be near the water.

Though it is a pin straight road, I find something about Ocean Parkway so wonderful and relaxing. Riding along next to the reeds, the dunes, the ocean is just perfect.

I came from the western end of Ocean and rode its length out to Captree Park on the eastern side. There were no other cars, it was just me and my motorcycle thump… thump… thumping across the splits in the roadway pavement.

fuzz at captree park

There was no one else around when I pulled in and parked my bike at Captree. I walked over to a picnic table to take in the view. Most of the time when I go to the water I do nothing more than just to sit there, listening, watching sun glinting on the ripples of the surface.

squinting in the sun

The sun was so strong and the air so cool, I laid back on the table and closed my eyes. Doing nothing is sometimes the best thing to do.

Did you get out for a Sunday Ride today?

5 Replies to “Sunday Ride: Soaking up the Autumn Light at the Beach”

  1. No ride for me today but I had a good Saturday dirt ride introducing a new rider to the dirt which was a lot of fun.

    Your right about the difference in the winter vs summer. I don’t know what it is but it is so much quiter and thought provoking when you ride in the cold months. Everything seems a lot more relaxing and slow as compared to the summer no matter where you are.

  2. I took my ’74 Vespa to run errands this morning. It puts a smile on my face, and the milk crate bolted over the taillight is very handy. Random females of all ages seem drawn to the Vespa! Odd.

      1. I guess as I’ve gotten older, I think less in those terms. I used to have what I called the Trifecta of cute: a sidecar with my young daughter in a car seat, with a dog wearing Snoopy goggles sitting next to her. Spot(dog) sat to the right of Bev(daughter), and Bev frequently got overlooked during photo ops! Sometimes I’d look over and they’s be pushing at each other like siblings! Fortunately, it was an EML doublewide sidecar.

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