Sunday, August 11, 2013


Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday was a hot, humid day and we decided to take our chances--despite dark, threatening clouds to our north--and boat over to Ft. McRea for a little swimming, reading, napping and just generally enjoying a relaxing day. Those kinds of days are few and far between of late and it was just wonderful to float in the warm waters and enjoy the sea breezes. 

Cardinal flowers and sea oats.

Clouds continued to build all day, but the sun prevailed.

Meet Bella, the paddle boarding wonder. She and her owner paddled by several times and finally I had to ask to take her picture. A real cutie. 

All that exercise was exhausting!

And then we heard the calliope music and the Ice Cream Man appeared! In addition to cool treats he also was serving up hot peanuts, aka boiled peanuts--a southern delicacy.

It never did rain on us and we returned home much relaxed. Heading north again, we noticed that those dark clouds we left in the morning were still on the horizon. When we docked at home, it was evident that while we were gone, the garden got a good drenching. :) Looks like out decision to take a chance on the weather out on the Gulf was a good one. 


  1. What a a fun, relaxing, summer day!!! I love Bella too!!!

  2. Bella is adorable! Sounds like such a fantastic time, and you escaped a drenching to boot. I love those clouds and bright flowers against the sea oats!

  3. How sweet! I wish I could have been there too!


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