Saturday, December 10, 2011
Day 4, Beautiful Morning
Another early day on the beach, with nothing but memories to show for it. I am just being fussy this year, because truly, there are lots and lots of shells. Tulips and whelks and turkey wings and scallops and conchs, just not a lot of the alphabets that I am hoping to find! But I have been taking beautiful long walks.
The temperature this morning was mild, perfect, with just a gentle breeze. I visited Gulfside City Park and Blind Pass today. I passed a woman who was meditating on a picnic table as I walked down to the beach, my squeaky shoes no doubt disturbing her peace. I saw an osprey gathering nesting material from the beach. I talked to a man who caught a large drum fish from the beach. I saw several other ospreys standing sentinel on their nests, waiting for their mates to get home from work, hopefully bringing dinner. I watched a dolphin feeding just off shore. This is such a beautiful place.