A few days ago a Tropical Depression formed, just south of us, and brought lots of rain. I'm not complaining because we needed the rain and it lowered the temperature a few degrees. Last time I added the amounts of rainfall, we had at least 6 inches and there has been more since.
We have guests that arrived on Monday and we've had no beach time until this evening. After a rain shower, we made a mad dash to West Gulf Drive and resident access 6. As soon as we got out of the car, we could hear loud wave sounds. But when we walked out to the beach, we were surprised that the waves were not bigger than they were.
There were shells at the high tide line, which had been higher than usual. We had been told about the higher tides washing out some of the sea turtle nests. There were areas on the beach that had a lot of shell crumbs and there were none anywhere near the water. When the waves came up on the beach, it looked shiny and smooth as glass.
It was very nice out, the wind made it cool enough and kept the noseeums away. It was a very relaxing and pleasant time.