There is something captivating about the way the sky changes as sunset approaches. The light blue ceiling and fluffy clouds appear to catch fire as the sun melts into the horizon. Then cotton candy colors streak the sky as darkness sets in and readies the world for sleep. Each sunset is so uniquely magical.
One of my favorite spots to be at sunset is Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island. Located at the end of Second Beach, there is a 2.4 mile (easy walking) trail along the ocean that is absolutely stunning. Although you can’t bring your dogs along this path, keep a look out for wild furry friends! We’ve spotted numerous deer, bunnies, a muskrat (I think) and beautiful birds.
During a recent trip to Newport, we enjoyed dinner filled with all the carbs (at our favorite restaurant Pasta Beach… turns out Jackson is a big fan of cheesy noodles), and then headed to Sachuest Point for an evening walk. The dirt paths wind along the edge of the ocean and the sound of crashing waves is soothing at the end of the day. We picked wild blackberries to feed the bunnies and I think I said no less than seventy nine times how beautiful our views were.
Moments likes these are the ones you want to last just a little longer… the sun to set slower, the minutes to drag by. You savor each salty breath you inhale and take note of how grateful you feel. And although they will never do it justice, you snap photos to look back on and relive that sweet moment over and over again. Moments like these, with my two favorite human beings, are everything.