Saturday, December 10, 2011

Skinny people will get blown away!!

That doesn't apply to us, of course. Way too many bakery stops.

The weather today was terrible. Cold, rainy and very, very windy. The weather guessers said the winds topped 35mph. Most of the day the rain was blowing horizontally. The Gulf and inlet were very rough. We parked by the jetty again, but not too close because the waves were breaking over the seawall. The kite boarders and guys on the sail boards provided the entertainment.


A rough day in the inlet


We got married in 1966. Shortly before that, Carol and I drove from New London, CT where I was attending Navy submarine school, to West Palm Beach so she could meet my parents. In Georgia, and again in Florida, Carol saw her very first roadside chain gangs. She couldn't believe there really were such things. Well, today's equivalent of the chain gang, spent the morning cleaning up our little patch of beach. They really should have the inmates drag around a ball and chain. It will slow them down if they try to make a break for it plus it just might teach them a lesson. Shakin' the bush Boss, shakin' the bush.




Later in the day, a flood watch was issued for the beach areas saying the extra high tide and winds might push the water all the way to the dune. We parked at our usual night camp area and I kept an eye on the tide. High tide today was at 5:39pm. The "flood watch" turned out to be a real Chicken Little event.



There are sea gulls by the zillion.



No weather is too bad for a game of ball.


Kite boards.


The weather forecast is for steady improvement with some sunshine possible by Tuesday. Whoopee!! From the number of almost full RV parks in the area, this is clearly a popular winter resort area. Given that weather is relative, this area may be a good choice if you're from North Dakota or some such place, or you just don't know any better. As for us, we won't be back this way during the winter months.

Another part of the adventure. Sure beats just hanging around the house.

3 comments:

Donna K said...

I like that last picture with the LD and the wind surfers. Can't believe you can drive right down on the beach. How cool is that?

jimbosjourneys.com said...

It certainly will be nice to be in some warmer weather won't it. I am also looking forward to it.

Jim and Gayle said...

You guys are definitely hardier than us. Wind, rain and 50's doesn't make for comfortable boondocking in our opinion!
You've probably read about this or been there but they have a nice boardwalk.
http://www.cityofportaransas.org/Leonabelle_Turnbull_Birding_Center.cfm
Hang in there, the weather should be improving soon.