It was 63 degrees here last night and today, 68. It rained the entire day, which doesn't happen often. By the end of the day, we had nearly 1 1/2 inches. After being inside all day, I was ready to get out for a while. This evening around 4:30, the rain let up a little, so we headed for the Donax St access. It was still raining lightly when we walked out onto the beach. As I looked west, I only saw one couple walking past the Holiday Inn. There were several people out, in the other direction. It was obvious that they were trying to entertain their children and get in a little beach time. There was an accumulation of shells where they were, and they were filling bags with them. Maybe they are going to have a shell hunt in their condo.
I love walking on the beach when it's raining. I know everyone finds different things beautiful, but I think nearly everyone would appreciate the calming effect it has. Even a few shore birds seemed to be enjoying the rain.
The swales were full of water. Some yards looked like they had small ponds.
At the beach access you had to either jump over the water or wade through, to get on the boardwalk. I chose to go barefoot and walk through it.
Video of area between Donax and Nerita St accesses.
There were not a lot of shells, only in spots.
Right about here, I was wondering if our friend Kim had dug this hole, in her quest for shells this morning. :)
This poor little fish! (Maybe a Boxfish, a type of Puffer? Can anyone help?)Doesn't it have the most beautiful stripped design? Amazing! There was also a tiny, Brittle Starfish curled up beside it.
It's a good thing we drove down this street! We were just in time to help this poor flamingo get that mailbox out of it's butt. My good deed for today.