Today's blog will start with last night! I was getting ready for bed and glanced outside. There was an incredible lightning storm way off in the distance over the ocean! It was absolutely beautiful. The waves crashing was all we could hear. Lainie and I watched it for a bit. So many stars, the lightning was orange and yellow, there was a nice breeze. It was quite an experience. I tried to take pics but they were all solid black. Darn!
Today started as they all have.
|I could never, ever get sick of this.|
While we were swimming, those rescue vehicles came by as usual, but today they had lights and sirens going. They zoomed past and went up the beach a bit. Three vehicles. There was a small crowd watching them. Lea and I were the only ones swimming at that time, and we stopped and said a prayer for whoever was in trouble and for the rescue workers. Word travels fast from beach house to beach house, and we found out a man had a seizure in the water and passed away. Absolutely heartbreaking. Sobering.
A bit later, there was another crowd forming. This time it was a beach fisherman with something huge on his line.
Turns out he had a huge stingray! We could see it out in the water flopping all over. Then his line broke and the crowd all said "Oh no!" together. But soon enough, another dude was catching one! It was HUGE. We were upstairs at the time with a great vantage point of it in the water.
|See that giant blob in the water? That is it!|
Then this happened.
A tug boat and some other thing came very close to shore! We don't know what they were doing, but they were near a big barrel floating out there and a submerged giant pipe. It all has to do with the dredging to rebuild the island.
And then, this.
Ummm, I have no explanation. But if THAT was in the ocean, I am DONE.
A strange, strange day around here.
Brad and Lainie did some more swimming and wake boarding.
|A bit blurry|
We did some shopping at the local touristy stores for fun. It got dark and looked rainy, but didn't really rain. We have lucked out on the weather!!
I am sitting here with my ear plugged up from ocean water. It is totally worth it, though! This week has been so incredible! Today was our last full day, as we are beginning our drive home tomorrow instead of Sunday. We always drive straight through to get home, but since we have a rental mini van, Brad is the only driver allowed, and it's just too much in one day. So we cut our trip a tiny bit short. We will swim and have fun in the morning, then get packed up and drive almost 7 hours to our half way point.
This trip goes down in Stull history as one of the best weeks EVER!!!