Skimming the Sea




A warm summer day, and we didn’t want to spend all of it indoors, so we walked along Conrad’s Beach about 10 minutes from our home. Alas, my camera’s batteries died after just a few photos.

I really want to do this. Especially in such shallow waters.

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2 Responses to Skimming the Sea

  1. Without seeing the surfers up close, it looks like a scene that could have been shot in Florida.

    I’ve often sat on one of our island beaches and watched para-surfers (I’m not sure if that’s the right term) on the water near our home and wondered: how fast does the bottom half slow down if it runs out of water underneath it? It reminds me of one of my favorite memories from childhood.

    I’m not well versed in costal dynamics, but here the sands of the shallow Gulf and barrier islands are constantly shifting. What is relatively deep one month may not be the next.

    When I was young, my dad took some customers from the Department of Defense out for a ride out on our boat for some skiing, and I went along. A big summer thunderstorm started forming and we made haste for shore, discovering abruptly our 6 month old charts were wrong. The DoD guys were really impressed by (what turned out to be) a 45 minute “get out and push” for the channel, as the storm loomed.

    I thought it was hillarious when the more vocal guy “found” it (disappearing underwater for a moment).

    My dad retired from the same company last year, but he was never asked to entertain the customers again.

  2. John says:

    I too like that beach; I look at it from my back deck every day!

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