Today I’ve seen something that I’ve NEVER seen before, a multitude of Stingray in their natural environment. I had heard that they come this way for breeding when the water gets cooler, but had never seen them.
Today, I did see them and they are marvelous! The water is not glass calm, but you can see them “flap” their wings to move… they come in groups and singly, they are very large. They look to be the size of about 2 feet long… they are beautiful. I stand and watch loads and loads of them go by… I am going to try to get a photo of them tomorrow. There is a front coming through tonight, so the water might not be clear enough, so maybe Wed. But, I will try.. if even so you can see a brown shadow in the water.
I am not as high as I would like to be… the 2nd floor is too low to the ground to see as much as I would like… but then nothing is perfect. I originally selected a condo higher, but it was sold and they Management company I used was no longer in charge, so I had to move down 2 floors.
The height didn’t seem to cause a problem with my photo’s of the sun set… here are the best ones of the bunch:
So, you can see, I’m not roughing it by no means. I’m enjoying myself. I’ve taken a walk in the morning and the evening and took a Nap in between.
I have Nana’s knack for picking up injured soles. I met a woman when I was walking this AM who told me her whole story. Nana seemed to pick them up too. I felt badly for her. She’s suffering from severe depression. If talking to me helped her one little bit, then I will be there for her if only in one brief instant while walking on the beach, looking at the stingrays… I wished her well and the best of luck, and truly meant it.
Seriously, though, in the mile long stretch of sand, there are, at best, less than 30 people and I bump into someone needing a brief instant to tell their life story…
I love this time of year… it’s like I have the whole place to myself. There are a few people around, but the entire beach has so few people, it might as well be my own private beach. It’s wonderful.
This evening I heard someone in the Condo next to me moving in… so I don’t have the entire floor to myself now. I would have liked to have them away from me a bit, but I don’t feel so desolate, anyway. I don’t feel unsafe in the leas.… I feel positively save and secure, but it’s a little unnerving to have the whole floor to yourself.
Well… I should ring off. I’m watching the new show WWII in HD. There’s a lot of footage never before publicly seen… most of it’s in color. Very interesting and you get the personal feeling to it. John Bord, are you watching it? It’s on the History Channel the rest of the week. New shows start at 8pm Central time and 2 hours before that are the previous days… is very good. They’ve selected several men and one woman to follow and have actors as their voices when they were younger.
Oh… speaking of WWII… I got another collectable. Not a Dog Tag… it’s an Autographed 1st addition of the book called “I was Churchill’s shadow” and it’s written by W. H. Thompson. I can’t wait to dig in!!
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