Thursday, July 19, 2012
3 DaYs in the SuN
IT got hot at Edisto Island, but we survived. Thank goodness I took a fan with us. The girls both got sick and I had to cut my trip a day short, but they are both on the mend now...I think it was the water! They didnt like the Ocean at first but before we left they enjoyed a nice trot through the surf!
They did enjoy sitting under the beach Umbrella tho...
It broke my heart that they got sick...ITS like when in Mexico dont drink the water, well when at the campground dont fill your dogs bowl from the faucet! Its the only thing I can think of, but I tossed out the brand new box of treats just in case it was that. Happy now they are on the mend as I said..!!
However one good thing did come of their Gotta Go RIGHT now experience we were already up to greet the sun!
AND the dogs werent the only thing that kept me from getting sound sleep...5 of these came calling on the limb above my van..
Annie let me know right away that we had company, Flossie could care less but she barked at every human, and there were LOTS of them...I have to say the girlz had a hard time with no less than 100 men, women, and children rushing over to pat their heads...everyone loves my dogs, and thats what they all said "I LOVE YOUR DOGS"
NO wonder they got sick with all that attention and the posing too...here they are showing off the sunset over the Marsh. OKAY enough of them...what about me?
WELL I walked them, fed them, cleaned up after them, tried to protect them from all the paparazzi and in between times I took photos, swam in the ocean, sat under the umbrella with them, saw this shrimp boat go by....
Followed by a pod of these:
IT is a pod or a school? Anways...
had nice conversations with people I met on the beach, enjoyed looking through piles of shell,
READ an entire article in my fav Arizona Highways mag, only started over 3 times, almost got relaxed, and bird watched!
Lots of long lines of Brown Pelicans swooping over the water...
They fly in perfect sync...
It was so nice to watch them...the shadows they make as they go over are just as cool to see..
Meanwhile the view was nice...and over behind that rope is loggerhead turtle nesting area...so it was off limits...
Each nest is marked so we can see it and I am happy to report NOT One person (or dog)violated this space!!
Some turtles did however lay their eggs on THIS side of the rope....so They have marked LOTS of nests and hopefully they will have a good number to make it..they check the nests EVERY DAY!
...here is my campsite the ocean if just over that brush barrier on the left...NICE to hear the tide crash again, I lived this close to the water for almost 6 yrs and I didnt realize how much I missed that great sound of the changing tides!
all THAT was on day ONE...Ive got the rest of the week off so Ill work on a post about day 2 and 3, it'll give me something to do..HA!!