After several days of pea-soup fog, clouds, and drizzle, all of which made me feel like hibernating like a bear in winter, we finally got a beautiful, clear day today. It was even colder -- 35F this morning with a predicted high of only 52 -- but it was so good to see the sun, we didn't even mind.
Since the condo we're renting is rather small, sometimes it's important to split up for some private time -- plus it keeps us from tripping all over each other! So while Barry took his morning walk, I did my workout routine (a blend of light weights, yoga, and pilates). And when he returned to the condo, I headed out with my camera to walk on the beach so he could do his weight workout in peace. Here are some of the photos from my walk.
As I mentioned in my last post, it appeared that a lot of folks who were here for Thanksgiving must have tossed their fall decorations into the ocean as there were several pumpkins washed up here and there along the shore. Here was yet another one. Strange!
Beach cottages sure are bigger than they used to be when we were coming to the beach in the old days!
These are more like the cottages my family used to rent when I was growing up...I still think they have more authentic beach charm, rather than looking like something that belongs at The Hamptons.
This poor fellow was about to be attacked by a seagull right after I took his photo. As I approached, I thought it was a belly-up horseshoe crab, but it turned out to be a stingray.
As I was returning to the condo, I saw a large flock of seagulls, plus a few grackles, loudly fighting over something in this parking lot right by a dumpster. Turns out, an ice cream shop must have thrown out their stale cones -- the gulls were loving them!
The shops are mostly closed now that it's the off season. A few are open on weekends only. I loved the colors of this one and the stand-up paddleboards. That's something I'm dying to try one of these days.
It looks like we're going to have a few more cool, sunny days, followed by a warmer, wetter weekend. It could be worse since so many parts of the country are seriously frigid. Of course, last year on this date, we were a bit warmer yet -- in Campeche, Mexico!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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