Friday, September 03, 2004

OBX Travelogue - Part III: Monday & Tuesday 8/23 - 8/24

On Monday, we went out to Jockeys Ridge State Park in-between beach trips and wandered around the dunes. The pond at the base was a festering boil of mosquito larvae (completely with wading children and oblivious parents) and the dunes were about what you'd expect: big and sandy. We found a spot on the back side where you could dive down a dropoff and bury yourself in the sand near the treeline, no doubt accelerating eons of dune shifting in the process. From there we took a hike through the brush and ended up on Currituck Sound where you could wander a hundred yards into the water and still only be knee-deep.

We stopped at DQ which now sells burgers and fries until 6 (what's up with that?) and then passed the little house in Nag's Head where we stayed two years ago.

On Tuesday, I took a long walk down the beach and discovered that the beach two miles south was also sandy like ours. The water was a bit less choppy today so it was easier to get out past the breakers and catch some waves coming back in. We also dug a big hole and set up an umbrella in it. It was deep enough that you could just barely see the umbrella sticking out. Some like-minded folks thirty yards away did the same and then started slinging water balloons with their 3 man sling.

There were plenty of hole diggers on the beach. One family had a dad with a regular-sized shovel who kept on digging long after his kids had disappeared into the surf. He ended up with a six foot deep hole that was about twelve feet long and three feet wide.

To be continued...

This weekend, I've got an influx of people descending on the house tonight and tomorrow night. Florida-Kathy will also be up in the area for a couple of days.

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