Hi everyone. Happy T day to you.
Last week we had a couple of snowy days preceded by a couple of really cold days. When a nice day came around I decided to head on down to the beach for a walk.
The little dog in this next photo isn't Maddie. I met my beach walking friend, and she brought her dog Cider. Cider is smaller than Maddie but otherwise they do have very similar personalities and looks.
If you look carefully at the photo above (and below) you can see one of the waves breaking up over the rocks. I was too low to get a good photo, but the ocean still had a lot of energy in it.
You can also see all the rocks that got relocated onto the beach in this next photo.
Here's Pete strutting his stuff down the beach. I feel bad Maddie misses out, but it was her doggy daycare day. She gets very excited to go visit her dog friends and heads off in the morning with my husband, no second looks back.
A few lobster traps got washed ashore.
At this house, the owners never pulled up their stairs which took some wave action. I know the beach roads were closed to outside traffic during the storm due to flooding and the waves.
An interesting thing about Rye Beach is that parts of a shipwreck are buried on one end of it. In January of 1905 the Lizzie Carr was traveling from Calais, Maine down to NYC with a load of lumber when a storm hit.
One person died and the others aboard were rescued. The ship ran aground and has been buried by sand over the years. Several years back part of the ship was salvaged and removed and is now displayed at the Seacoast Science Center which is also in Rye, New Hampshire.
Much of the boat is still buried. This storm washed out quite a bit of sand so more of the shipwreck is now exposed.
There's a new small piece of the ship above.
Also quite a bit of the ship is now exposed a little further down.
Usually there is just a couple of ends of boards further up this end of the beach, in between this large piece and the other new piece I showed you above.
My adventure for the day hadn't ended with my beach walk. When I got back to my car the battery in my car keyfob was totally dead. That meant it wouldn't open the doors and wouldn't start the car.
Luckily my friend was still there, and she roused me from my racing brain by saying don't you have an emergency key entrance?
I needed a comment like that to get my brain in focus. I got in and looked up in my owner's manual how to use the emergency start so I could drive to the store to get a new battery for my key. I love it when I can rescue myself. (I am sure my husband didn’t miss having to leave work for a bit to rescue me either) .I did have a spare battery in my glove box/compartment that I thought would take care of the situation, but of course, I couldn't get the key fob open to insert it. Figures.
When I got home that early afternoon I needed a little pick me up. Here's my ticket to this week over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog.
Earlier in the week I finally made some of this chocolate bread pudding I have been craving. I used an America's Test Kitchen recipe in their Chocolate cookbook. They listed this recipe in their breakfast foods section. I guess that means it was a healthy choice-ha-ha-ha!
I also finally bought some Earl Grey tea so I could try making a London Fog that CJ and also The Low Carb Diabetic have mentioned. It might be more of a tea drink on its own (rather than with chocolate bread pudding), but it was delicious.
I made mine with half a mug of early grey tea and filling the rest of the cup hot milk that I whipped up by hand (use a milk foamer if you have one). I added a splash of vanilla extract to the milk. My proportions might be off, but it was delicious.
That's all for me. Thanks for visiting and hope your have a great T day.