Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesdays Beach Adventure

 Beautiful morning, red sunrise at dawn, about 6:30 am, over the ocean.After breakfast, My sis calld the desk and found a beach wheelchair. Remarkable contraption, huge balloon tires, big, odd looking but worked good. We took off across from our hotel and walked several miles down the  beach, my brother in law getting an enormous work out. We walked til we got to the boardwalk. There were many dead jelly fish, sandpipers and terns eating them.  Sandpipers are odd little birds, run really fast with short steps.We picked up a lot of sea shells, tossed back a good share of them. The end of our walk was at the ramp up to an eatery , under a giant Ferris wheel. We had a glass of ice tea/coffee and rested a while before starting the trek back. Thought about the Ferris wheel and decided no. This time we left the soft sand of the beach and took the side walk. Oh yea, I got far enough out to actually put my hand in the Atlantic Ocean. It left my hand feeling funny, kind of slimy. Any way, we walked back to the hotel, figured it was about 2 miles.  Had some potato soup for lunch, then headed for a mall out on the highway. Spent the afternoon toolin around there, found some things I had been looking for including a musical card for my grand daughter Erin.  My sis and I are taking a break and having  cup of coffee. Brother in law has headed back to the beach to look for dolphin and walk on the pier, we didn't quite get that far this am.  The beach is different, the sand is quite soft. The birds are not afraid of people, just sit there and let you walk right up close to them. There is a line you can see where the tide came in, then stopped and went back out. Where it went back out, the sand is smooth, but above that point it is full of broken shells,footprints,and bumpy.  Its been a lovely day, hope we get a couple more of them.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Atlantic Ocean

 The water sparkles like a bazillion diamonds stretched across the Atlantic ocean. Small waves gently lap the shore line, following one another in measured distance, like a chorus line of dancers, precise and dainty. Tourists are exploring the sands for shells and fossil shark teeth. Once in a  while, someone finds a treasure and you can see their excitement.
  I have been on the beach in Manila, but somehow it was not the same, maybe because at ground level the view is less expansive than sitting her on a balcony fifteen stories up in our hotel.  The ocean extends as far as the eye can see, meeting the sky in the distance. makes me feel very small, like one grain of sand.
  This is only day one of our adventure, we will be out exploring the area later today. will try and keep you posted.
  I did not realize the ocean had its own sound, like a constant roar, and the birds add their musical notes too. There is an aroma, but not one I can describe, fresh and clean, nothing bad, much different than the scents of the mountains.
 As we neared the beach yesterday, the changes were evident. From Pine trees to Palm trees, and other trees hanging with grey swags of moss, much different than a few miles ago.
  It's always fun to see new things and learn  more about our beautiful world.