The Tiger's Eye: An update of sorts

05 June 2007

An update of sorts

Oh boy are we sore, yesterday we rode about 10 miles down to the Kiawah River inlet where after years of fruitless searching, Linda finally discovered Cibola. SAND DOLLAR CITY!

If you know Linda she was as giddy as a 9 year old on Christmas. We found about 25 sand dollars in about as many minutes. Had we decided to hang around we probably could have found 25 more but we ran out of places to carry them (they are notoriously fragile when dry - 2 broke on the ride back to the condo).
After the bike ride we headed back for naps and later lunch when we decided to take a walk on the beach before dinner. While walking we met a nice couple from Cincinnati who shared our love of Kiawah. They two had been here about 6 or 7 times over the last 7 or 8 years. We walked nearly 4 miles with them on the sand. Tropical Storm Barry last weekend dredged up all sorts of flotsam and jetsam on the beach much of which was truly sharp. I was walking barefoot due to some incipient blisters and stepped on a sharp shell. Ouch, puncture wound. I am all hobbled now sitting here with coffee in hand.
I learned a new lesson yesterday. When you are on vacation and attempting to relax, you should not pack books which when read, make your blood pressure go up.
RULE No. 242 - If you want to relax on vacation, don't read political science books! find something light and airy that isn't taxing like, "Walking across Egypt - Clyde Edgerton" -
Southern authors are truly different beasts. They have a different view of life and a different way of relating. Much more relaxing than Mark Steyn -
Oh well, at least we are in paradise (small "p").