Party On The Sandbar!

Today was the greatest in a series of spectacular summer Sundays: blue skies, perfect temperature, no humidity.

And at midday the tide was very, very low.

Greg Zola and Mark Leondires couldn’t have asked for better conditions for their annual Sandbar party.

The Compo Hill couple hauled pizzas, salads, fruit and cookies onto the Old Mill tidal flats. A few dozen neighbors and friends joined them and their young sons.

It was 4 hours of great fun, and spectacular views. It would have gone longer — but you know what they say about time and tide…

Party-goers walked from Old Mill beach out to the sandbar. But they had to wear shoes.

Party-goers walked from Old Mill beach out to the sandbar. But they had to wear shoes.

How low was the tide? Well...

How low was the tide? Well…

Dogs are supposed to be on leash at all Westport beaches in the summer. But a wide-open sandbar beckoned...

Dogs are supposed to be on leash at all Westport beaches in the summer. But a wide-open sandbar beckoned…

Greg and Mark invited a great mix of people to their sandbar party.

Greg and Mark invited a great mix of people to their sandbar party.

Tommy Bahama nailed it.

Tommy Bahama nailed it.

6 responses to “Party On The Sandbar!

  1. Teale Stevens

    Love it!! I worked all day at open house and had a successful day. Happy to come home to see your posts and all the beauty Westport has to offer Thanks!/ Tea

  2. A party in boring Westport?

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    Wow, how cool is this!
    Love the super-low tide pictures, and what a fun idea to have a sandbar party.
    Some people just know how to live/have fun!

  4. Whoohoo! I saw that beached boat when I came early evening with my dog Lakota! We looooooove walking out as far as we can go on the sandbars!! Can never get too much beach! :)) Thanks for the pictures Dan!!

  5. Glad you made it to “SandBar” Dan. Beaching it from a different vantage point is refreshing. It really was a great day.