Seagull in the Wind

Continuing the 4th of July series….

While huddled under the umbrella during the brief rainstorm, I noticed a seagull behind us.  He was valiantly trying to get from point A to point B with no success at all.  The wind took him up as he tried to fly down, down when he tried to fly up but always, always backward as he tried to fly forward.  

Seagull and the Cheeto

Oh how he struggled and my heart went out to him.  Luckily the storm didn’t last long and he was able to fly off.  It was only when I was looking back through the pictures from that day that I noticed something strange and when I enlarged the pictures I saw that the seagull had a Cheeto is his bill and had managed to hold onto it the entire time he was struggling against the wind.  

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Now that’s determination!

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The Boys vs The Girls

In the south, we are used to high humidity and late afternoon showers.  The showers usually don’t last long though so we’re able to get back out quickly to our golf game, beach chair or backyard picnic.

The 4th of July was no different.  We hadn’t been on the beach long when we could see a rain storm coming in from the ocean.  Everyone on the beach lowered their umbrellas and huddled under them to wait out the storm.  It lasted about 5 or 10 minutes and then the sun came back out and it was a glorious day.

Let me correct something.  I should say that most people waited out the storm under their umbrellas.  

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These young men were seen hurrying away to get out of the rain.  They did not come back.

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These young women huddled under one of the boardwalks and were back on the beach as soon as the rain stopped.

The girls win this round of “Beach Survivors”.

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Sunday Beach Day

Sunday was a beach day for us although we thought we were going to get rained out.  

Clouds From the West

View from the west

Catamaran at Litchfield

View from the east

Luckily, the storm missed us and we were able to enjoy the day.

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