I’ll announce the winner of the book giveaway at the end of this post.
As I write this, the stormy fringe of Hurricane Earl’s overcoat has brushed past our coast. He will have kicked up high surf for the coming days. And record high temperatures are following in his wake. I just might have to sneak out to the beach for some fun in the giant waves.
I thought maybe I could take you with me to the beach today. Want to come? If so, here’s what you’ll see. We’ll pack a cooler with some snacks and drive over the bridge, heading for the middle of the island to park by Jonny Mercer’s pier.
With flip flops on so we don’t burn our feet, we’ll pass the dunes …
and then kick off the shoes to join the few others already on the beach. It’s not crowded!
We’ll plop down our stuff and go for a walk, working up a slight sweat before heading into the water. The water is still very warm – I was swimming in it on Monday and it felt great. Hope you like jumping waves.
Occasionally patches of the beach are covered with shells and shell fragments. I hit one spot on my walk on Monday and stopped to search for shark’s teeth.
But mostly our beach is soft and sandy, which is just the way I like it.
We’ll spend hours soaking up the sun, playing in the surf, and walking and talking. If you fall asleep on your towel, I’ll probably pull out a book and read for awhile in my chair.
Once you’re ready to go, we’ll hose off at the public beach bathrooms & shower. It has a sign on the back side that always cracks me up.
Tired but refreshed, we’ll head back to the parking lot, passing by the tacky-yet-charming surf shop.
And Buddy’s Crab House & Oyster Bar, see the pirate permanently hanging off the side?
And turn and wave good bye to the beach and pier until another day …
I trust you enjoyed our jaunt to the shore. And I sure hope you remembered to apply sun-block, or you’ll be hurting tonight! Thanks for hanging with me.
The winner of my book It’s No Secret is comment #19. Congrats, Dawn!
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