Yes, us at the beach another time - in a different world.
I really do wish we could be down at the North Carolina
shore this coming weekend with the weather being so good.
This is what I really miss right now -
The crash of the Atlantic Ocean waves
Waving 'across the pond' to family and friends in Europe (I always do!)
The fragrance of clean, pure sea air
The calling of the hungry seabirds along the shoreline
The line of diving pelicans along an incoming wave
Watching surfers and fishing folk on the beach
Walking along the boardwalk, over the dunes, and along the sand
Meeting and chatting with beach walkers and their dogs
Searching for a few perfect and pretty shells to tuck in my pocket
Lazily swinging on a wooden porch swing on the boardwalk
Watching the evening fishing trawlers offshore
Washing my feet off under the ice cold water tap on the well-worn beach steps
Pulling my sandals back on
Meandering through the hotel lobby, across the street to Magic Beans for coffee
Catching up with old beach friends of several years
and later -
Showering and dressing casually for dinner out - oh to have a dinner out
and served to me, it has been so long. . . . .
Breathing the salty evening air blending with fresh fish, shrimps, scallops
Sitting on a beachfront patio with a well-chilled glass of rosé
The orange sunset to the west
Smiling at the arrival of the seafood platter, always "too much" but always eaten!
Perhaps time - well there's always time at the beach - for a nightcap at
our favorite (and one of America's best) dive bars, The Fat Pelican.
A great night's sleep with the balcony window wide open and the ocean sounds below.
It's so sad knowing our beach friends with businesses must be suffering, hotels too,
due to the restrictions brought by COVID-19. We hope they will still be there
when we return and we can support them again.
Please wait for me beautiful Atlantic shore - we'll be back some day, hopefully soon.
Meanwhile another 91F day here, and curfew continues tonight.
A peaceful protest late afternoon yesterday - no local rioting or looting in the