Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ella's beach weekend

This summer there have been a lot of shark attacks in the NC coastline. Some of them quite near the beaches where our friends live and we end up at sometimes. Some of the reasons for attacks happening this far north include warmer waters that are murkier near the shoreline and possibly some of these "feed the shark" tours farther south getting the animals used to eating from humans.

This year it scared off a lot of Ella's indian princess tribe from participating in our annual beach trip. Kelley and Evil Genius were also concerned, but I know how much Ella and I both enjoy it every year. Only 3 of the 10 dad/daughter pairs made the trip to Surf City this time. It was their loss, because we had an amazing trip!

Excited to be arriving Friday night!
We got down to the house in time to make it to the beach for some kayaking and playing in the sand and surf for a while before dinner. So much fun!

Saturday morning started early. I suckered the other two dads into participating on my morning run. I needed to get 20 miles, decided to get it done on the beach. So one guy joined me for the first 10, we went south for 5 miles then doubled back. Then back to the house to refill the water bottle and the other dad ran with me for the last 10 miles going north on the beach this time! It ended up being a really fun way to see the island.

that long red line means I ran straight, I guess
Then Saturday afternoon Ella and I got to head down to the beach again. We had a blast playing around in the sand and surf, and when it was all said and done we went back to the house.

The rest of the time we spent hanging out in the house. The girls all had a blast together. So fun for me to see them get a long like that, and be so creative playing together.

Once again we had quite the cool trip. The kids had a blast, I had a fun run on the beach and got to hang with my boys for a while. Couldn't ask for anything more.

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Did you actually run ON the beach or on a path along the beach? Because if you ran on the beach I am crazy impressed with that because I think running on the sand is SO HARD. That is great that the other dads joined you for part of your run. I am sure it helped to have some company out there! I did 16 miles at the lake and was so glad that Phil joined me for the last 5.

Looks like such a fun getaway! I'm glad there weren't any shark encounters!!!