I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wind on the Gulf
Today we drove to Gulfport to visit an old
friend. I taught her son in grade one when she helped me rescue a Christmas
Concert, and Regis has book club with her.
Although it was a HOT 33° at one point,
there was a strong wind blowing in off the Gulf, so it made for a pleasant day.
After visiting and going out for a lunch on the waterfront, we headed back to
Lakeland via the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The last time we crossed this
beautiful bridge it was to discover everyone in St Petersburg wearing wool hats
and gloves when we came for a few “Beach Days” during March Break many years
ago. Needless to say we did not spend much time on the beach that year.
Today as we crossed the causeway leading to
the bridge we noticed a large group of Para
A good Day for sailing
surfers enjoying the windy day. We
found a convenient access road to the beach and we were able to stop and watch
them up close. It was really interesting. They would stand in the water’s edge
with their kite high above them, and when they found a free area of water, they
swung the kite and took off across the water out into the Gulf. Some of them
allowed the kite to lift them high into the air where they spun and then came
back down, skimming the waves.
One of the most amazing kite surfers we
were told was a 14 year old, but Regis did wonder why he wasn’t in school (Once
and Vice Principal – always a vice Principal).