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Beach Day

On the 15th, National Acadian Day, I went to the beach with my friend Gail, of Jack the dog's fame. I have an amusing antecdote about our arrival.

 

We chose this secret beach because the tide was receding, it is sandy for swimming, yet the beach turns to rock to the left, which as rockhounds, is important for us.

 

The beach is private and we had to walk through mosquito-filled fields of grass and a bit of woodland to get there. I was hurrying  very quickly, with Gail covered in fly dope, taking her time, stopping to smell the roses.

 

Just as I arrived through the woods at the beach, I encounter a man taking his pants off - then see a kayak hauled into the beach.

 

So much for private!

 

I had inertia with the mosquitos on my tail and couldn't slow down so of course, I startle the man with a, "Hey there!"

 

He turns around and quickly covers himself, just as I notice another kayak pulling up, this one containing a friend of mine. The first one does not know this until my smiling friend walks over and gives me a big, long time no see, hug. Gail is not yet here.  I had truly been trying to beat those mosquitoes.

 

Because the stranger is standing there in his underwear and I thought he might be feeling uncomfortable, I whipped off my dress overhead (yes, wearing a bathing suit), and ran into the water saying, " Sure is hot.  Time for a swim."  Relieved, I think, they followed me, just before Gail arrives at the beach, totally astounded at the sight of three taking heads, only one of whom she knew.

 

After she joined us, my friend and I made the necessary introductions and had a lovely water visit until the fellows, sated with their cooling dip, went back out with their kayaks. 

 

 

We didn't see another soul all afternoon.

 

photoblog image boy scout beach Aug15 2019.jpg

 

 

 

Beach Day

On the 15th, National Acadian Day, I went to the beach with my friend Gail, of Jack the dog's fame. I have an amusing antecdote about our arrival.

 

We chose this secret beach because the tide was receding, it is sandy for swimming, yet the beach turns to rock to the left, which as rockhounds, is important for us.

 

The beach is private and we had to walk through mosquito-filled fields of grass and a bit of woodland to get there. I was hurrying  very quickly, with Gail covered in fly dope, taking her time, stopping to smell the roses.

 

Just as I arrived through the woods at the beach, I encounter a man taking his pants off - then see a kayak hauled into the beach.

 

So much for private!

 

I had inertia with the mosquitos on my tail and couldn't slow down so of course, I startle the man with a, "Hey there!"

 

He turns around and quickly covers himself, just as I notice another kayak pulling up, this one containing a friend of mine. The first one does not know this until my smiling friend walks over and gives me a big, long time no see, hug. Gail is not yet here.  I had truly been trying to beat those mosquitoes.

 

Because the stranger is standing there in his underwear and I thought he might be feeling uncomfortable, I whipped off my dress overhead (yes, wearing a bathing suit), and ran into the water saying, " Sure is hot.  Time for a swim."  Relieved, I think, they followed me, just before Gail arrives at the beach, totally astounded at the sight of three taking heads, only one of whom she knew.

 

After she joined us, my friend and I made the necessary introductions and had a lovely water visit until the fellows, sated with their cooling dip, went back out with their kayaks. 

 

 

We didn't see another soul all afternoon.

 

photoblog image boy scout beach Aug15 2019.jpg

 

 

 

comments (12)

that was indeed some amusing narrative, Mary. apart from the mosquitoes-bit, i liked the tale and also the images.
Care MacADNski: It was certainly the funniest event of the day.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Aug 2019, 01:27
Lovely, layered scene.

Wonderful story, and wonderfully told! I am guessing all 4 of you will remember this event.
Care MacADNski: I still chuckle when remembering it...
Ha, ha...You dealt with that well Mary. smile
Care MacADNski: I truly wanted to get into the water. The incident kept me out only as long as it had to. I needed water!
smile What a great story... you did some quick thinking!!! And lovely photos... and a lovely song to accompany!!
Care MacADNski: I had to get into the water. I was covered in sweat and mosquitoes.
Last one in is a dirty rotten egg!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Aug 2019, 06:34
A fine beach scene and nice story too..
Care MacADNski: Oh, to get a swim these days...
Those are the "eternalized moments" that live forever, Mary. Thanks for sharing this delightful adventure. smile
Care MacADNski: It all worked out very well and I have been chuckling ever since.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Aug 2019, 07:05
Great story, Mary.... and I hope the mosquitos stayed away too...
What a wonderful place to swim and be alone.... smile Great pictures.
Care MacADNski: I needed to get into the water fast. I was hot, sweaty and covered in mosquitoes. The men only delayed my immersion by a minute or so.

Privacy is good when you are in your 60's in a bathing suit.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Aug 2019, 08:49
A lovely story, and I expect the chap will not forget his brief (briefs) encounter with you.
Care MacADNski: I think he will remember us for a long time. He said he was raised by hippies like us.
Fine pictures and a great story Mary, in a few years time I'll bet you or Gail will say to the other, 'Do you remember that day we went to the beach......' and have a moments chuckle about it.
Care MacADNski: I talked to her on the weekend and we had quite a laugh about it. It was really funny at the moment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Aug 2019, 15:47
Your story could be titled: "It happened on the mud flats." The pantless man must have been really surprised.
Care MacADNski: No mud there, just sand. Yes, he was VERY surprised.
i like your first image of the beach and the collage Mary... i enjoyed your story about the mosquitoes and the people that you met on your adventure on the so called private....peter
Care MacADNski: It had me chuckling all week, I must say. I bet the two fellows did too.
Love the sand patterns and mountain of cloud........a good story, Mary! smile
Care MacADNski: It was really funny at the time.ðŸËœ‚

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