Each Beachwalk is unique...
We may walk this beach a thousand times...
But no two will be the same!
We're still living in an increased level of lockdown due to an uptick in COVID19 cases here on the island. They've closed our swimming pool again, BUT, the beach is still open for exercising. This is our lifeline! Well, that, and the fact that I can now drive again... but that's not what this post is about.
While I've been down, my stamina has plummeted. I can not wrap my mind around how far down I've come, but finally, with each passing day and with each beach walk, I'm seeing improvement. My problem is that I get a little overzealous and try to do too much. This puts me back a step, and I chafe at having to take a couple of days off per week to recuperate. But it is a process... and I'm finally having some fun taking pictures of beach things again!
So... here are three short beach walks in one post!
First - just two days after the recent tropical storm, the beach is still very cluttered with piles of seaweed and a little more trash than usual. The decrease in sea glass is a puzzling thing, but it still gives me something to strive for, other than just the exercise.
|Little bit of clutter...|
So we make our slow way to the west, picking up sea glass and interesting rocks... I'm trying to increase the distance each day, but it seems that I can make it to a particular resting spot and Bruce talks me into turning back. He really doesn't want me to overdo it...
|The view from our resting tree!|
I love a slanted palm, and this one has become our regular stopping spot. It provides a lovely shade, and a comfortable place for us both to sit, AND a gorgeous view. Every day - I know Bruce thinks I sound like a broken record - but every day, I say how lucky we are and how I just can't believe that THIS is ours!
|The view. Soon I will continue on this way...|
|But for now... this works too!|
After a couple of rest days, we decided to get out there a little earlier. It's full-on summertime here now, and when the sun is high, it can be pretty warm... even on the beach! If I'm going to increase my distance, I'm going to need more water, and less heat!
|Meager collection today|
|He seems a little offended by our presence|
But we've got walking to do, and sea glass to find. With each passing day after the storm, we're finding a bit more. If we stop on a rock pile, the waves bring pieces up and deposit them at our feet! That's the lazy way to hunt!
|Yup! Just stand here on this pile and watch the new pieces settle at my feet!|
|I don't pick up a lot of rocks, but when I find an interesting one... it comes home with me!|
|Not so many today, but at least we got ONE little blue!|