22 February 2016

A February day at the beach

I finally took a couple of hours off from my duties here and drove the two or three miles over to the beach yesterday afternoon. It was a bluish gray day with a breeze, but not at all chilly considering the season — even right on the beach.


I was surprised to see as many people on the beach as I did. They weren't exactly in bathing suits, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves.


What you see above is the end of a fishing pier. It's open to the public for a fee. Fishermen can cast their lines and try their luck in ocean waters. The pier might be closed for the season right now.


It's nice to be able to walk your dog on the beach in February. I miss Callie and I think she would happy to take such a walk on her 9th birthday, which is today.

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  1. It took you a couple of hours to drive two or three miles? Jeez, I can't imagine what it must be like in summer...

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  2. I don't think I'd like to take a walk along that pier...
    it looks to be collapsing in the middle, with assorted timbers disconnected...
    I hope what you meant was take a couple of hours off and drive the two or three miles to the beach.....
    otherwise it sounds worse than the M25!!

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    1. I think those detached-looking pilings are just leftovers from repairs. New ones have replaced them, but the old ones are left because removing them would be a lot of trouble.

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    2. There are no roads anything similar to the M25 around here.

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  3. I've just spotted the sand castle!!

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  4. We had the same kind of weather here in Virginia yesterday. The temperatures are really "6pleasant" for February!

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  5. The temperatures were 7pleasant here! In that first sentence, I think I really just left out a word, but I've modified it. I'm busy and distracted these days. Things with my mother's health are not going as well as they were a few days ago. I'll be busy again today.

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    1. Keep my fingers crossed for your mother. My thoughts are with both of you.

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  6. A wonderful time of the year to see the ocean.

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    1. It is, especially with mild temperatures.

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  7. Happy Birthday to Callie, I know you will make it a big celebration when you get home :) It has been so long since I have seen the ocean, even a grey stormy looking day would be fine. I will keep your mother and you in my thoughts .. besitos. C

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    1. Callie will surely be surprised to see me again, but this is my third extended absence in 11 months. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

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  8. Glad you got to the beach and let us have a look as well. Getting well is sometimes a one step forward, two step back deal. I hope today will be an improvement for MA. I know she is happy to have you with her right now. I'm not believing Callie is nine already! She's been a sweetie and a kindle gatherer, also a personal trainer for you and Walt.

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    1. Today was a step forward in the recovery.

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  9. Enjoyed the pictures. Sending wishes for MA's health improving. And, of course, Happy Birthday, Callie!

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  10. Sorry your mom is not doing well. I must have missed that post. I know having you home is making her very happy. Hope she is doing better soon.

    I'm sure Callie has missed you too, but I am sure she had a Happy Birthday! That's just the way dogs roll!

    Maybe the weather will be bright and sunny one day before you go back.

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    1. Thanks for your nice words. It's raining here in Morehead, so it's probably raining where you are too. I just got Ma to take a pain pill and she's starting to feel better.

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