Today was the day…
Summer gave us a peek preview! There was a little wind when we woke up but it didn’t stop us going down to the beach. I went in my regular swimming costume, leaving my springsuit behind and choosing to wear shorts! It was a good call. The sun was shining and the sky was blue. The sea, with the wind and incoming tide was a little choppy. It took me 20 minutes just to get to the barrel and back. It was quite entertaining because the stand up paddlers were out doing their best. A number of the stand up paddlers became sit down straddlers! There were occasional big splashes as a few got washed off their crafts.
The other thing about the sea this morning is that it was warmer! Some said 15C. With the warm sea comes things that sting. I saw a number of blue bottles and a few jelly fish, purple in colour, some with stripes and some about 8cm in diameter. You can imagine I did my best to avoid those. While I was navigating the waves, I spotted a red-beaked oyster catcher a little way away. I wondered what fishing he was doing. He disappeared soon enough but as I made my way towards the beach, I suddenly saw something tiny and translucent jump out of the water. I always sort of freak out when there is something unusual in the water. It may have been a tiny fish and would have been the object of the diving duck’s attention. I was in the water for just over 30 minutes. It was so very invigorating.
After the swim, Mike and I went shopping and then home. It’s the kind of day that if we were on holiday at our house, we would not want to go out, but rather admire the beauty of the day and the view. We did a bit of that. I was standing in the kitchen when I spotted a large boat just parked in view. I went to take a closer look and found it to be a Whale Watching boat. There must be a whale. I looked and wondered if I’d seen a spray. Then I suddenly saw a pair of dolphins. I (crazy I know) said, “Oh it’s only dolphins!” How uneducated I felt when I opened Facebook to see this photo and caption…
I saw two of them, just for a moment. There are always things out there, from special sea life to enthusiastic onlookers hoping for a glimpse. The Whale Watching boat.
This evening we had the cottage guests up for dinner. Michelle from Superchar! While she’s no longer with Superchar, that was how I knew her when I was on CCFm. She was a great supporter of the Rise and Shine Show and CCFm at large. I really appreciated her support, so when she booked the cottage for her and Dave for 4 nights, I immediately suggested they join us for dinner one evening. Tonight was it.
Believe it or not, Michelle is 22 years younger than Dave. Yup. She’s 54 and he is is 76! Such a lovely couple.
It’s been a lovely day and is still quite balmy outside.
The Lord hears the prayer of the righteous.
The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.
Keep the smile going.
God bless you.
In His Grip,
Helga xx 🙂