Thursday, October 2, 2008
I walked out onto Drake's Island Beach in the early afternoon on Thursday. No one was about but this sea bird ( I believe it is a Plover) and a young man in a wet suit, atop his surf board (you may be able to just make him out behind the waves). He would ride the waves for several minutes before turning his board around and attempt to catch a larger one as it came rolling in.
Well's lays claim to 7 miles of sandy beach.
This is the view towards the sea from our groundfloor patio. The row of homes seen in the distance are on a narrow spit of land called Drake's Island. The surf comes within a few feet of their front yards. How they could survives a hurricane in this area is a mystery.
Thursday dawned bright and sunny, with some broken cloudiness that did provide some brief bursts of rain in the afternoon, but cleared off again with great views of the ocean and the surrounding shoreline.
This morning we went down to the indoor swimming pool in the building shown across the parking lot. Linda was able to do some exercises for her legs in the pool and in the Jacuzzi. We aren't sure if all the walking down ramps and stairs is worth the benefit provided, however.