"The cure for anything is salt water-- tears, sweat, or the sea." -Isak Dinesen
Having recently returned from a wonderful week in Beaufort, South Carolina (thanks to Robyn Hood Black for the recommendation)
|The Waterfront at Beaufort, SC|
and Cumberland Island, Georgia,
|Cumberland Island Beach, Georgia|
I'd like to share five things I learned:
1: Live dolphins are best viewed not through the lens of a camera.
|Captain Dick's Beaufort River Tour and Dolphin Watch|
2. On the Pelican Express, there is no caboose.
|Pelicans above Hunting Island Beach, Beaufort|
3. Sometimes the best treasures are hidden in plain view...
and sand dollars in 50 and 25 cent pieces are no less valuable.
4. Sometimes the call of the wild is a whisper... so as not to disturb lunch.
|Wild horse at Dungeness Ruins, Cumberland Island|
5. You can visit the place, but you must live the adventure.
|Drying drenched bottoms on the ferry back to St. Marys|
Walking the half mile from the beach on Cumberland Island to the dock, the sky broke open and we were caught in a torrential downpour. In sodden sneakers, we splashed and splooshed through the six inches of rainwater that quickly flooded the trail.
Drenched, but happy... similar, perhaps, to the boy in this limerick by Liz Steinglass featured on my blog earlier this week. If you haven't seen it yet, please have a look... there are also illustrations by my daughter, Miranda. Then, after you're done there, head over to No Water River, where Renée is hosting this week's Poetry Friday roundup.
So long for now....