Buried In The Sand In Rhode Island

by Lorelie Carvey
(Connecticut U.S.A.)

Buried in the sand on East Beach in Westerly Rhode Island

Buried in the sand on East Beach in Westerly Rhode Island

Every summer when the boys were young we would venture to a quaint little town called Watch Hill in Westerly Rhode Island, home of the second oldest carousel in the U.S.A.

It was just a few hours away from our home in Connecticut but it felt like a whole new world.

There is nothing quite like the smell and the feel of being by the ocean, especially when you live inland. It stirs up pleasant memories of spending weekends on an island in Long Island Sound when I was a child.

The Harborview is where we would hunker down for a few days and nights for a very low price of $75.00 per night.

It was one of those apartment type places with a kitchen and a couple of bedrooms with a bath. Not fancy at all but perfect for a family getaway, especially three rambunctious boys.

The ocean was literally a 2 minute walk over the hill, we would spend the days on the beach and the nights shopping the little tourist town of Watch Hill.

This photo is of Daniel, our oldest son, after his little brothers buried him in the sand and placed the seashells all around him.

Boogie boarding, swimming and just plain fun was had by us all.

That was many years ago.

The Harborview now has new owners and is a lot fancier and probably a lot more expensive.

The carousel is still there and Daniel now has two boys of his own. Maybe someday soon we will venture back to this beautiful place in the sun with our grandsons and their daddy Daniel.


Hi Lorelie,
I can only imagine the memories that this picture has stirred up.
I have to agree with you that there is nothing like the smell and feel of being at the beach.

Aussies couple that with the smell of sunscreen and the sound of a sizzling BBQ.

You peaked my curiosity so I had to go have a look as to where Watch Hill is...

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I just love cyber travelling...


The Watch Hill Lighthouse

Rhode island Watch Hill Lighthouse

Love the snapshot and wish you all the best in the Contest.

Thank you for sharing some of your precious memories with us all.


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Oct 18, 2012
Farmers Tan
by: Lorelie

Marylyn and Josie,
Yes it looks like we did not apply enough sun protection. Daniel has what we call a farmers tan. It was never easy to get the boys to wear enough of the sunscreen LOL Fun contest. Thanks Marylyn for this beautiful and informative website :-)
Absolute pleasure Lorelie.

Oct 12, 2012
by: Josie

Oh! Every summer my kids and I would end up with sunburn marks on our bodies. That's funny.

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