We’ve been enjoying the week here in Dorado, Puerto Rico, just west of San Juan. If you’ve been keeping track of the weather you know we’ve also been enjoying Tropical Storm Isaac. I posted a couple of very short, like less than 20 seconds, videos on my YouTube page that you can find at 57cmsmith. I would link it here if I only knew how. Blogging with an iPad does have it challenges.
We were the only people on the beach when we arrived there this morning and set up camp under a large umbrella close to where the waves travelled. The beach here has eroded, as we’ve been told it does every year until it corrects itself in the fall. We were perched on about a three foot rise above the level of the beach where the waves flowed in. Because of Isaac, the waves were coming in strong and would at times hit the the 3 foot sand “wall” and splash over the top.
If you look beyond the first umbrella you will see a second umbrella on its side. The resort workers tied it to a palm tree with about three ropes the day before yesterday. Beyond the fallen umbrella, you may be able to see a palm tree leaning at about 45 degrees. It will likely join the others we noticed lying on the beach our first day here.
I was enjoying the turbulence of the ocean from our elevated perch until one big wave splashed up and over, deluging us, my bag, and Mark’s backpack with sand and water, and sweeping one of my flip flops away with it –our only Isaac casualty so far.
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