“Let’s go for a drive.”
We hadn’t visited the tiny village of Bon Secour yet so off the 3 of us went. We opted to take the back roads. The map showed one of them ending at the Bon Secour River. On the way we passed several pecan farms, a cotton field whose bolls had burst open with balls of white fluff & a few other RV parks that we just had to investigate. But the best surprise awaited us at the end of road.
With it being a Sunday we found all of the fishing boats moored to their piers. I couldn’t resist getting out of the truck to walk around & take photos of them. While watching a Brown Pelican glide just above the brackish water, a fin appears & catches my eye. Don & I enjoyed watching a dolphin pod feed on fish just a couple of feet in front of us. What a thrill that was!
Another thing that caught my attention was the ground we stood on. Oyster shells. Tons of them. There were even piles of them next to the fish houses. Neither of us had ever seen anything like it. How did they all get there? There wasn’t a soul around to ask.
Looks like the pleasant weather we’ve been enjoying is about to take a turn. This will be our last warm sunny day for awhile. Tomorrow a cold north wind is expected to blow in leaving us with frigid temps for the next 2-3 days. More moderate temperatures will follow but rain will frequently be in the forecast. We will be heading north soon to feast on turkey with our family & make the rounds to our doctors. Upon our return to Summerdale, we’ll be preparing to leave Bama & head for the Sunshine State.
So with that in mind we opt to spend our last good day at the beach soaking up the rays. We never tire of it. The warmth from the sun, the sound of the surf as it breaks upon the shore, the occasional laugh of a gull. It’s a good thing we don’t live next to the sea, we’d never get anything done.
The sky has had interesting clouds all day. We decide to linger until sunset expecting it to be glorious. We aren’t disappointed.
Here’s lookin’ at you kid…………….