Cold; no, scratch that! Freezing!

We ventured out this morning for brunch, followed by our traditional New Year’s Day photoshoot on Headlands Beach. Seven people and two dogs made the trek this year. That’s Lake Erie you see behind us in the distance. Headlands Beach is located about 25 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio, and in the summer time, crowds of beach-goers fill the park, and the air is redolent with the scent of hot dogs, hamburgers, and other picnic foods cooking on the grills. Today, the crowds were absent. The temperature at our home was about 27 degrees Fahrenheit, but it was a lot colder on the beach. Figure in the wind chill, and it was finger numbing frosty. My fingers still weren’t thawed by the time we drove home, and I told my grandson this venture had cured me of any possible interest in an expedition to the south pole. Not that I ever expressed such an interest. We didn’t linger on the beach. I set up the tripod; they gathered around the (cold metal) bench, and blip! I snapped the shutter a few times, and we headed for the cars.

In the picture you see my husband and two of our daughter standing behind the bench, with three of our grandchildren in front.

Waiting for the summer crowds to show up!
Waiting for the summer crowds to show up!
I told Alison to "Stand there while I check the focus."
I told Alison to “Stand there while I check the focus.”
The intrepid ones who braved the cold winds off Lake Erie
The intrepid ones who braved the cold winds off Lake Erie
Michael volunteered to take this shot so I could be in the picture.
Michael volunteered to take this shot so I could be in the picture.

That’s it for this first day of the new year. I hope you vicariously enjoyed your visit to the beach. Happy New Year, everyone!
Carolyn aka Skip

3 thoughts on “Cold; no, scratch that! Freezing!

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  1. Brrrr… I hope you had hot chocolate when you got home. Though we live in the same state, I realize that it is much colder and snowier there than it is here in central Ohio.

    By the way, I loved that this is a New Year’s tradition for your family. 🙂

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