Uh-oh, I think I'm going to get my wish. Possibly more of the same tomorrow.
Still - a rainy day at the beach is better than no day at the beach. And I got caught up on some reading.
Speaking of which, I want to mention this book my friend Janice gave me.
It's a practical research-based guide for healthy living. The author explores the best ways to conduct the three fundamental activities in the title. The subtitle says it all: how small choices lead to big changes. I've learned a lot and Rath's writing style is motivating. Thanks Janice!
This morning, I stopped for coffee on Amelia Island at the American Beach Park, hoping for a long walk but the rain was coming down pretty hard. The parking lot was listed in my overnight parking database. I was a bit skeptical - it's rare that county governments allow camping in their parking lots - but apparently they do here!
I may return in the next few days. It's only steps away from the beach.
|Sigh! You can see the sand dunes through the rain.|
Next I made the trek to Little Talbot State Park - my home for the night. The roads through the campground are overhung with massive low limbs. I can't see any of the big rigs making it in without incident. I believe that the RV length maximum is 30 feet. But still ...
I drove to the beach, parked, and made lunch. The drizzle stopped as I was finishing up my sandwich. So I threw my raincoat on, grabbed the camera, and ran down to the beach, still chewing. The respite only lasted for about 25 minutes but I got some walking in.
These surfers weren't having much luck either. It was just them and me and a few shorebirds.
I returned to the campground and attempted to plug in. I was puzzled because the electric pedestal is set up for 20 amps only. My electrical cord is 30 amps. I have a 15 amp adapter but it didn't seem to fit. I struggled with it for a while and, of course, it's raining pretty hard. No luck. I resigned myself to no electricity . I use so little power, my battery has always been adequate but, well ... when you pay for power, you want power.
My newly-arrived next-door-neighbor to the rescue! He just shoved the adapter in the socket. It's at a weird sideways angle and wouldn't hold the added weight of the heavy surge-guard, but a well-placed bungee took care of that.
He was so gracious to help me in the downpour. He even checked the polarity for me! That's one thing I love about campgrounds - there's always some gallant gentleman to lend a hand.
P.S. The shower was awesome!!!