A little warmer, a little busier….our June stay at the coast was lovely. We didn’t get out as much, having such an incredible view from our hotel room. I tell Robert that we have the biggest flat-screen anyone could hope for.
There is something about being away. Although I procrastinate…when at home I always have this mental to-do list that vexes me. It taps my shoulder as if to say this or that should be attended to. But in a hotel room, there is no to-do list.
We each had interesting books to read and I split my time between the view and reading. What a delight!
Even when one is not facing the ocean, the sounds tempt you to take a mid-day nap.
The waves seemed rather far out even at high tide. I awoke early on Thursday morning to see what low tide really looked like. It looked as if the ocean had been peeled back in the night. Birds circled to see what was uncovered. Folks were out with buckets and bags scanning the rocks for treasures.
Our seal did not show, but on the first day I saw a whale spout. I watched the journey south to north as I saw one spout after another. I never saw a back or tail, but I’m sure it was a whale. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
The 26 mph wind challenged some of the walkers. We watched a couple with trick kites almost lift off the sand. Equally entertaining were the two kite surfers who took advantage of the wind to propel them on the water.
At one point I looked up from my book and was rewarded with two beautiful horses galloping up the beach. One rider took care of her horse and steered the other with such grace. They moved together to avoid waves and runners. They took my breath away. Most entertaining were the dogs and little ones who were beyond excited about being on the beach. Dogs pulled at leashes yearning to all out run. Little ones played tag with the waves.
This year-long vacation has been so satisfying. Three more months and we will have reached our goal of staying at the coast once a month for a full year.