Monday, September 20, 2010

The Crawl of Shame!!!




Last Friday I went to the beach alone - it was a beautiful day - clear blue skies or as my Mom would say "Carolina blue skies" - sun shining - beautiful waves - perfect. Almost every week you go to the ocean the beach has a different shape to it - sometimes just completely flat - other times a steep incline - sometimes instead of being it's usual sandy self if can be filled with tons of broken shells. Friday the beach had developed a mini- cliff at the water's edge. After setting up my chair and my basic "camp site" I settled in to read for awhile.

There were a lot of college students there as a university is nearby. After awhile I couldn't resist the waves any longer and I went in - I belong to the walk right in and dive under and really commit school - none of that standing on the shore advancing step by step for me! It was very rough with a strong undertow and I decided to go back to my chair. Well I couldn't make it up the "mini-cliff" (about 1 1/2 ft. to 2 ft. high) and had to resort to crawling the few steps to get up and over and get to my chair - all sandy... aughhhh. I sat there dying - feeling like I looked like a giant crab coming up out of the ocean!!!! I waited for the sand to dry and began brushing it off every so often - no I was not going back in the ocean!

The saving grace was that I noticed, after watching for awhile, that even the nimble college students had some trouble getting "up and over" and I began to feel better.

8 comments:

Rock Chef said...

Ah,for a moment there I thought you had been out and drunk too much!

I love the way some beaches change shape according to the strength and direction of the tides.

Claire said...

Probably that is what the college students were thinking!!!

Teresa said...

LOL!!! Living here has been my first 'real' experience w/ the Ocean and I LOVE it so very much! I know what you mean about it taking a different shape each time too.

BTW...remember when you told Logan that story about April getting stung by a Portugeese Man Of War? Ella had a coloring sheet of one in her school book and we thought about you!

kenady said...

wish i could've been there to see that!! LOL!! glad you made it up the cliff:) regardless, it is such a gift to live so close to the beach! i know you love it so:)

Deb said...

I admire you simply for being the dive in sort. I am one of those wimpy inch-by-inch people who never go in past my hips if it's too cold.

terri said...

Guess we all need those embarrassing moments to keep us humble! Glad you made it out alright!

Charmaine said...

Yes, living by the beach is a flat out blessing.

I miss the beach. The dad gum Rocky Mountains are blocking my view of the ocean.

Grrr

Mrs. Mix-it said...

That is some cliff! Glad you were able to make it back into your chair.