Sunday, July 27, 2008
Beach 2008--Saturday in Photos
The four hour trip to Salvo took close to six hours and Lil was quite the trooper. As there is basically only one way on the islands, the traffic was MISERABLE. Lily kept looking out the window at the water, telling me all she was going to do when she got to the beach. She is just such a sweetie. She loved loved LOVED the beach last night (only a walk on it), collecting many treasures in the form of broken sea shells. She's in love. :o)
She didn't fall asleep before 10:30 or 10:45 last night and was up with the roosters this morning sometime around 6:00 or so, so I'm quite happy she's decided to throw in the towel and nap this afternoon. In fact, she and Lissie are napping in our room, Paul's snoozing on the couch, Jess, Bob and Ella are at the grocery store, and Gabriel and I are holding down the fort. :oP
Lily, Lissie and I hit the beach around 8:00 this morning and Lily had a fun, if somewhat confusing time. She didn't want to have any sand on her hands or feet, LOL! She kept wanting to wipe them off, silly girl. We sat in the surf for close to an hour and came in around 11:00. We'll go back out this evening before dinner. I swear, I never have as many showers as I do when we go to the beach...
Here are photos from yesterday evening:
Yes, that sand spur did indeed hurt.
Lil was intrigued by her name in the sand.
I have NO idea what this is. All I can tell you is it seems to be a piece of a boat or something and has been there since I was a kid. It is right at the end of the path from our cottage and marks where we are supposed to be--I never get lost walking up or down the beach because I know when I get to this I'm home. :o)
I caught a ghost crab. :o)
Can you see the camouflaged ghost crab in this picture?
Birthday dinner was sauteed scallops and oh, my, goodness were they DIVINE!! Thanks, Liss!
Jessie's birthday lemon pound cake with flip flop candles. Hee hee!
I dreamt of Hannah last night. I have had so few dreams of her and in this one, I found all these photos of her that I had never seen before, and they were just beautiful. Then, there she was and she too was beautiful.
I confess, I have had a somewhat difficult time being around the water, not so much with Lil--her natural inclination to shy away from it helps--but for me to be in the water. It's so strange. I have always LOVED the beach and as a kid played and played in the water, body surfing, riding the waves, you name it. Now, I find myself somewhat breathless and uncomfortable. I still love to sit on the beach and watch the waves, sit in the surf and make "witches castles" in the wet sand, walk along the surf. I hope my comfort with the water returns soon, as I don't enjoy the anxiety attacks I have been having when looking at the somewhat cloudy water and thinking...
1. The beach! We're here we're here we're here!!
2. Lil is too darn cute and too darn wonderful, tired and all. She was such a sweet thing and was such a wonderful travel buddy yesterday. :o)
3. Hey hey the gang's all here. :oP
4. A/C that works...don't ask.
5. Watching the little kids along the sea shore. They are all so sweet and precious. :o)
Well, I've used up my allotted 'net time today. I'll try to post more photos tomorrow.
HUGS to you all! :o)