We’re baaaack. Why we’ve been gone for three months will have to wait until tomorrow, because this event captures so perfectly why we embarked on this odyssey two years ago.
Actually, Ross loved it immediately and acted like he was in the bathtub….all relaxed, leaning back on one elbow, grinning until his face broke!
On the other hand, Ryan was amused but found it disconcerting that the waves pushed him in one direction, then the backwash pushed him the other, and all the while the sand under him was shifting and moving! He was TALKING to anyone or anything that would listen.
They both recovered quickly, Ross by going with the flow and turning about 180 degrees, Ryan by doing gymnastics to regain his balance. And both resumed enjoying the puddles around them created by the wave action.
Actually, the boys took it in stride and continued to enjoy the water as the tide slowly went out. I, on the other hand, made the mistake of having my brand new killer smartphone in my pocket as I knelt in the surf to shoot just as the rogue wave hit. Dead phone.
Still, a very, very lovely day!
Our fun wasn’t over. We found numerous sea turtle nests that were marked and faithfully observed by volunteers along the six miles of beach we drove. The one pictured here was due to hatch at any moment, and the volunteer had just used an ATV dragging a plank to smooth the sand between the nest and the water so the little hatchlings didn’t have ruts from car tires to climb across!