When all else fails, go to Ocean Point!
When winter days become mostly nights. When your body batteries seem to favor the low end of charge. When the grumpies move in next door. And, when cookie monster is helping you shop the outside edges of the grocery store shelves, maybe there is something else contributing to “the midwinter blues.”
Seasonal Affective Disorder, also called SAD (how appropriate) might be part of the feeling, or lack of feeling, we experience.
In the depth of winter, the amount of daylight gets down to about eight hours for us here in Maine. And if we have cloudy, overcast days, the amount of “pure” sunshine can be even less. Some of us get up in the dark, stay inside all day, and go home in the dark. Coffee can only do so much! We get the funk.
Enter Ocean Point.
It's difficult not to love this special place. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the shore, a stroll with the pup or a sit on the rocks. Ocean Point is therapeutic and well prescribed for rejuvenating the spirit and jumpstarting the dormant winter cells that drive us to the ice cream and cake section of Hannaford.
Gulps of fresh salt sea air and the sounds of crashing surf are energizing. There is no toll gate at the head of Shore Road ... yet. We can access this magnificent place anytime and absorb its benefits as often as we like.
When you have some free time and think it might be nice to curl up with a second whoopie pie or another “Little Debbie,” take them with you for a walk around Ocean Point. Sit on the rocks, listen to the gulls, or watch a boat in front of Ram Island.
Don't leave the wrapper.