September 2, 2013

Smith's Point

While I enjoy holidays, especially holiday weekends, I always find Labor Day to be a sad one. It marks the unofficial end of Summer, back to school, and spending long days indoors and not soaking up the last few weeks of the season on the beach. Don't get me wrong, of all the seasons, Autumn is my favorite, but I'm always sad to say goodbye to the carefree days of Summer. 

Saturday we went out to Smith's Point where JD's uncles were camping for a visit. I had never been out there before, usually our East end excursions bring us further North. It seemed quite popular, there were lots of families, dogs included, with campers and tents set up in rows along the beach. JD's uncles had a lucky spot directly on the beach, with a lovely view of the ocean. We arrived just in time for lunch, which lasted through dinner time, and then we all took a walk down to the beach with the intentions of flying a new kite. The kite was not interested in participating that afternoon. Each time JD would lift it up, it would catch the wind, fly for a minute, inching closer and closer towards the ocean and then come crashing down on it's head. Over and over again it flew into the wind and crashed into the sand, our positions on the beach did not seem to matter. The other kite had no trouble at all. After the kite finally made it's way far enough to take a dip in the Atlantic we called it a day and headed back to the campsite for dessert. I prepared my truffle tart again, this time with blueberries and raspberries and a gluten free ginger snap and shortbread crust. (Previously featured here & here.) The ginger complimented the chocolate so nicely that I'll be replacing graham crackers with ginger snaps in future recipes. 

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