Driving on the island is quite scenic:
The rocks at the end of the ridge are The Needles at Alum Bay. The bay is named after the alum that was once mined there, and the cliff walls are full of multi-colored sands. The girls had a lot of fun finding all the different colors. . .but we still hadn't found a sandy beach. Maggie especially like skipping stones into the water.
I had to take this picture. . Keith was a perfect match to the bright orange rocks!
Luckily, Colwell Bay was just a few miles north along the shore line--with a real, sandy beach!! We thought it was just a beach, but like everything here, there is a history. Soldiers were once encamped here, fearing an invasion by Napoleon.
The sun was bright and beautiful, but it seemed no where near warm enough for full-on sunbathing!! Guess this guy disagreed. . .
We had a nice couple of hours playing in the sand. . I can't wait until the spring and summer when we can go to the beach again. But I am pretty sure that the temperature will still feel too cold for swimming to us!!