Friday, January 21, 2011

Today's adventures - Saratoga Island

This place where we live has many hidden beauties!

Saratoga Island is one of those.

My sis Alli has suggested a visit several times over the past year but we have never quite made it there until today.

Essentially it is a little Point off Saratoga on the central coast. Crossing over a little mangrove tributary onto the island we wandered around to the most central point with a little beach and shallow water for the kids to splash around in. We has it all to ourselves (mind the fisherman over yonder)

We had a glorious time, Emily was beside herself splashing around and dipping her head under the water. Josh face planted into the water early on so was a bit hesitant and preferred playing with the sand and pretending the beach shelter was a play tent!

On the way back we discovered the little path was succumbing to a high tide and we had to trudge through the water, Emily was a little trooper and tackled it head on. Josh caught a ride on my hip though. As we progressed around further we encountered the mangroves again which was a bit deeper now. Much to my horror my sandal became stuck in the mud and after a feel around under the water it was not to be found. Alli came to the rescue and felt around and retrieved it for me. Ahhh, something about muddy, murky water, gives me the creeps! But it was worth it.

Whenever I head out with the kids to do something new, I wonder why I don't do it more often. I know the answer, laziness! But I have resolved to make more of an effort as we all thoroughly enjoyed it.


  1. Oh that looks like such a glorious place to visit! Sounds like you had a lovely day :-)
    Thanks for coming to visit me today! Good luck for my little birdie giveaway :-)

  2. Thanks for stopping in and reading about our adventures, it was truly relaxing and a great way to spend a Friday