Because of my chest cold...and then the snow storm...I hadn't been out to the beach in a while. Yesterday afternoon I took a 45 minute walk along the shore. It felt so good to be near the ocean. Of course, most of the snow was gone -- just patches above the high tide line and on the dunes. But it certainly makes for a different view of the beach.
To my delight, there were numerous pods of dolphins swimming and cavorting offshore. Some were jumping, splashing, and even surfing.
And I found a sand dollar.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.