We had no agenda for the day but had evening plans. What to do with this whole day alone? Boat projects of course! Well, the weather was so beautiful, light winds and warm sunshine... we decided to forego the boat projects in favor of a walk on the beach. But... the boat had other plans for us. When Bruce went aboard to drop off our bags, he noticed the bilge pump running but no water coming out. Long story short, an hour later we were sure that the pump had given out... so the boat got a brand new bilge pump. Funny how they do that just out of warranty.
Snowy Egret. He was hanging out like us on the rocks enjoying this bonus day. We went out a bit then found seats to sit and watch the people and the ships passing by.
We left the jetty and walked hand-in-hand along the beach. The water was cold when I first dipped my toes in... but it was invigorating and before long, I was wading happily along with my love at my side.
You just never know what you'll find on the beach... We spotted this little Objet d'Art from way off. It LOOKED like a turkey... but surely not. Upon closer inspection we found... well- THIS! I would have loved to have met these people. We would surely have become friends.
We finished our walk and went back to the boat to rest and get ready for the evening. We checked in with Ken and Carrie, who were just arriving. What was the plan? We got a visit from Bill and the plan took shape. Their boat for a leftover-swap before leaving for the Third Coast Studio.
Bruce and I had never been, so when Bill suggested we join Ken and Carrie there for the Larry Joe Taylor show with Deryl Dodd, I got busy finding tickets. The place was small and it took some local know-how to find it... but we did. I had been left to choose between the Friday night acoustic show and the full band on Saturday night. I opted for the more intimate acoustic show and I think we were all happy with that. We arrived early enough to get second row seats, but there isn't a bad seat in this very small venue. I loved losing myself in the guitar strings and we laughed along all evening as these two entertainers worked off of one another. It was quite a treat and Bruce and I were both hooked. We'll be back to this place for sure.
It was a late night for us... bed at 11 pm. But we were still up before 6 am on Saturday with only the morning to spend in Port A, we had our coffee and made the best of it. First on the agenda, a drive about town to find breakfast. We ate at Beaches Cafe and Bakery. The biscuits and Gravy, and the giant cinnamon roll were devine. This place will do well. Next we took a drive on the beach. It was another beautiful morning, but we were on borrowed time. There was a norther' coming our way and the winds were to pipe up after noon.Nature Preserve. This little known Gem is coming along nicely.