One who goes to the beach on his or her vacation rarely experiences fog. It’s usually nice and sunny. If it’s not, then one should have selected a different destination. Meh.
The beaches of the Maritimes in Canada will offer you surprises, weather-wise.
The summer can be, let’s say, unpredictable. One day, the sun comes over the sea and the hills and it is warm immediately, the next day, the sun has to work to show itself.
Not sure of the borders
Fog or mist can form at any time and will linger here or there. Now it’s easy to say that it’s because the ocean is close by, but in the west of Europe, where I grew up, fog and mist were hard to come by.
The French province of Bretagne might have come close, but is often way too windy for good fog conditions. On this side of the pond, however, things are a lot quieter.
A road for reference
So fog rolls in at the strangest times, like in the middle of the day, lasts for a few minutes and is gone again. To catch it is sometimes a matter of luck.
I can’t hop in my car at any time of the day, things need to get done too for work and as you know by now, renovations need to stay on track.
Waves of fog
So to catch this fog is a matter of luck for me as well. That fog can take many different forms, like the wavy, dreamy form above. It can also simply blur the line between land/sea and air.
When that happens, it is a good thing that you still have your feet on the ground. The sensation when you look far away and don’t see the ground is quite disturbing. Just cover up the bottom part of the above picture.
But will people go home when the beach is fogged up? No way! They will stay on the beach. The beach above is Carter’s Beach, not very far away from my place. It looks like only locals go here, no tourists at all. And everyone stays on the beach, fog or no fog.
The feeling on a fogged-up beach is one of loneliness. The sound of the waves, the warmth of the weak sun and nothing around.
Now there’s a beach feeling I can get behind…
Until next time…