Friday, January 16, 2015

Looking for the SUN...

January has been a dreary gray cold wet month in Roanoke Virginia at the W. So we escaped for a few days on a mission to find a bit of sun. This is the long Martin Luther King bank holiday so we took advantage of the situation and fled to Tybee Island. It rained all the way down but we found our sun today.  We spent a good part of the day outside. It warmed up slowly and by 11 we were out walking the beach. The high just exceeded 60 here 63 in Savannah. Jacket weather but sunny and nice.

We saw these 4 gentlemen sailing in on the back river side of North Beach. The picture doesn't do the sailboat justice. It was a beautiful shiny navy blue and it was huge. Plenty of room on deck for the four large fellows. They motored in about 20 minutes before sundown. Note the pink tones in the sky behind them. They had just enough time to set the anchor before the sun dropped in front of them and us.

Just stunning.  The camera couldn't capture the huge glowing sun as it slid quite quickly into the water. We had biked over and spread out a blanket an enjoyed a couple of hours of warm sun. We were soaking it in like syrup over hot pancakes. We packed up after the sun deserted us and biked back to the cottage. Biking back we enjoyed the smell of wood smoke and pluff mud along with the salt in the air. Nothing like it. Wood smoke usually makes me hungry. Thinking brick ovens I guess. Today it didn't. 
We had already eaten a decadent for us lunch on the water at A.J.s. We even had Wine at lunch!...on Friday! A work day! That made it all the more fun and part of the escape. 

Back now at the Cottage with some hot coffee and chilling. We are both trying to get at least 10,000 steps in a day and I am happy with my 12,000+ today. Here that is so easy. At home on a work day it means I get up at 5:15 to walk to the gym to then walk on the treadmill. Then I have to still really work hard during the work day to get the rest of the 10,000 steps. Here it was so enjoyable and easy to do. 

I almost forgot we also caught a glimpse of another boater racing to get in before that sun dropped. A man in a very nice Kayak slid by and he made it to shore just a few minutes before the sun dropped as we were biking back.

I have to say even in January life on Tybee seems pretty good.

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