We spent the late afternoon and evening of the 4th swimming and
picnicking in the river in the Pine Barrens behind us.
This river widens up ahead and flows into the bay behind our barrier islands.
It is a nice place with white sugary sand and cool swift flowing cedar water.
As with the bay it is within walking distance of my home so no travel is needed.
I was able to sit in a camp chair we placed in the water and it was so nice.
The cedar water is crystal clear and clean.
Our life here is ocean, bay and river and so at 5, Miri is already a very good swimmer.
So is her big sister the Famous Anonymous Kid seen here wading with me in the water.. .or at least the back of her head is seen!
We ate hamburgers, hot dogs and macaroni salad until dark, then we went across to the bay to see fireworks and eat custard cones afterward.
What a great day we had.
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