Beach Trip 2011 – Day 5
We were reminded today that just as much as God uses the ocean as an example of the beauty of his creation, he can stir that same ocean into a fury that reminds us to take nothing for granted. Especially sunny days at the beach. The rains started around 3AM and haven’t stopped. It hasn’t been such a bad thing for me and my sunburn. And the boys, as much as they love being on the beach, have enjoyed catching up with their long lost friends: video games and the television. I think mama has decided that if inclement weather is going to trap her inside all day, she’d just as soon have a view of the ocean while being held captive.
We did sneak a walk in this morning to check out an area the sea turtle patrol had cordoned off to protect a nest where presumably a mama turtle had dropped off her eggs. It did explain why I witnessed a group of people wildly digging and running around in a rain this morning that all but cut off visibility. They take sea turtles seriously around here. Elliott explained to me at breakfast that the baby turtles would have to find their own way to the ocean after they hatch to find their mama. He provided great detail. I asked him where he learned so much about turtles. He told me Diego. Ian even threw in that they are leatherback turtles. I guess the old friend television isn’t all bad.
Ian checking out the view from the pier last night.
Soon to be joined by his brother.
One of the more interesting sand sculptures I’ve come across. The ocean does indeed inspire creativity.
Ian finally finds a crab.
And his mama.
Sunburns are definitely not an issue today.
I think this boy might be waiting for sunnier days. I hope he finds them.
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