Hello everyone. Again, the weather has not been very cooperative to encourage us to get out doors and enjoy the area and the many opportunities on the coast. Any locals we talk too can not remember a winter as cool and as wet as this one. My answer to them is we're not shoveling and it's not freezing!
Last Saturday was nice enough to bike down to the beach and walk out on the piers and channel spit. Lots of people were boating and fishing even though it has not been a typical winter for fishing either – no one is catching anything. We watched a pod of dolphins chase schools of fish up the channel. One came right up against the steel wall where we were standing – neat!
We rode right next to a flock of Black Skimmers. They are an interesting bird. We would love to see them skimming to catch their food! The park has an area cordoned off and posted to keep out, for the Skimmers nesting area.
We met a couple that just retired and are here for the first time too. After a brief conversation, they left us saying “you kids have fun on your vacation”! We laughed – it was funny to hear that! We continued biking through town in search of an ice cream parlor but the only one we know of was closed! It has very short hours of operation so I guess no one eats ice cream in the winter!
Hopefully the weather will improve and we'll have more to say next week. Until then, keep well.....