Papa’s World – A windy day walking the beach.

The calm before the wind!

We had gone through one day of winds

then another storm way off the coast

brought another windy day!

We headed out on our walk – nervous from the trees!

But we pushed on – walking the streets until we came to the beach.

Entrance to the beach – South of main street

The wind was stronger on the beach –

sometimes blowing the sand up and into your eyes.

This reminds me of desert sands

the wind dries out the sand

which is like powder here in SC.

Leaving footprinrs such as these after walking on it!

Did we make a error in coming to the beach?

The Ocean was rough – waves bigger than normal!

White caps from the shore outward.

A lonely man metal detecting

We were almost all alone!

There were a few brave souls

but the wind whipped up the sand

causing it to swirl across to the waters edge.

Almost no one on the beach and this was almost lunch time

We walked a short distance –

bracing against the wind

Even the birds were not there!

We are soul mates in the wind.

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And then the calm at the end of the day – Full Moon – over the lake – our view from the Lanai

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Papa’s World – Low tide – exploring the beach!

On the way to the beach to at last see the low tide!

Every day we have been to the beach for the month of October.

But – this was the first time we were there at exactly low tide!

First view at low tide.

We were excited as this is a very wide beach even when the tide comes in.

Sherry’s first view

We can actually hear the surf from our Lanai!

The beach at low tide

Even then at low tide – you can wade way out

and still only be waist high!

Looking South toward Myrtle Beach

The sand is like powder

and so far has not burned out feet!

We walk the tidal pools

and the water has been warm to the touch

The air feels cooler than the water.

Papa carrying his sandals

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Papa’s World – Walking the streets to beach golf cart parking lot!

The view back toward the community of Ocean Keyes where our leased Condo is.

We have two ways to do our WALK each day.

First – we can take the car – with our chairs and beach stuff

Drive the half mile to the parking lot access.

Where it costs $2.00 a hour to park.

Or – we can walk with or with out the chairs and beach stuff.

The beach and Ocean are just beyond the horizon

This day we decided to walk – leave the chairs and beach stuff behind

and walk the streets – explore a little more

and cross the main street to another beach access.

We walked about a mile North on a side road and then crossed the main street to a beach access we had never been to before

The walk took us along a less traveled street that runs

along side the main street.

Then after 15 minutes of walking we turned toward the Ocean.

And to our surprise –

this parking lot was restricted to GOLF CARTS ONLY!

Seems like there are hundreds of golf carts here.

You are allowed to drive them on any street

that has a speed limit of 35 MPH and under.

You are allowed to cross the streets

that are above that 35 MPH and I assume at red lights only.

Except at the beach access parking lots.

The parking lot – this one did not have bathrooms

or a place to wash the sand off your feet.

We try to find the ones that have both.

Rather than sit inside – we walk – explore –

drive to other areas

and enjoy our new found area.

Usually after dark we watch Netflix for a hour or so.

And once again walking back another route

upon arriving back at the gate to our community

we are greeted with the new Whie Swans and the ducks and Mallards.

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Papa’s World – Afternoons on the beach!

Looking North on North Myrtle Beach toward Cherry Grove.

Almost every afternoon – we take our two chairs

my BOSE radio speaker –

Pandora on my phone for easy listening

and a couple drinks

then we sit – walk – read and watch the Ocean and hear the waves.

This part of our dream vagabond life

coming true –

living life – walking healthy – moving –

observing – listening –

“HOTEL CALIFORNIA” in the background.

I have my GILLIGAN hat on –

to keep my protection against those sun rays.

I wear a shirt for the same.

Sometimes I have a single beer –

most times it is water.

We walk the tidal pools

the water feels warm

fishermen are always on the beach and in the surf

Down here by the shore –

the clouds and blue sky are beautiful

The sand is not hot to the feet

and is like soft powder

IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE!

Mostly older folks here

but you do see the young ones braving the water

We generally stay for two hours

leaving between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.

On our next bucket list of things to do

and in a few days will become a reality

Is to come down to the beach at FULL MOON!

We are almost there now!

Afternoons on the beach

listening to easy rock

reading – doing some network marketing

dreaming – making dreams come true.

Peace – quiet – surf – warmth from the sun

for us – it all has just begun.

MORMOR & PAPA

AFTERNOONS ON THE BEACH!

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Papa’s World – Early morning – then Lunch at Walhburgers

Early morning – breaking of dawn.

OUR VIEW EACH MORNING

from the top floor – on our lanai – condo!

We selected this condo purely by accident!

I had been searching for furnished places to lease

in Brunswick County – N.C.

when on the site – Zillow – I saw a place that said

EXPAND BOUNDARIES

And when I expanded the boundaries – this came up!

Every morning with clear skies we see this!

By accident I found this condo for lease

and we jumped on it right away.

At first for two months – then three months.

Finally we expanded it to FIVE MONTHS

before we even packed to come down!

And the bonus for all of this –

is one half mile walk – we are standing here on the beach!

We are in Ocean Keyes –

North Myrtle Beach

and had no idea this existed or that we would be here!

A number of years ago – we took a vacation to tour New England states

Mass. N.H. and Me.

Flying into Boston and renting a car with our friends the McBrides.

Our first Air bnb was in Dorchester Mass.

Home to the famous family THE WALHBURGS!

They had recently been on TV and we watched how they opened their store

You know them through New Kids On The Block

and movies and TV shows.

Well – we wanted yo try out their restaurant

But – a very bad storm of lightening – wind and down pouring rain

came through and it was getting dark

hard to see – so we bailed on it!

For a number of years – we regretted not going!

Then – while we were at Barefoot Landing

we came across this WALHBURGER’S!

What we missed out on back in Dorchester Mass.

We stumbled across here in Myrtle Beach S.C.

and of course we went in and had lunch.

Sherry had the impossible burger

and I had the salad with the burger on top!

We left saying we will come back – good service – good burgers

and a chance to redeem ourselves in not going sooner!

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Papa’s World – Jennie and Gerhard – morning walk

As the sun rises – breakfast and then a walk

Jennie and Gerhard – parents of our son in law Marcus.

We started the day with a sun rise and breakfast

and then set out to walk

we usually do 2 3/4 to 3 miles every day!

Walking the beach

We chose this condo for the view it offered

and being a 1/2 mile walk to get on the beach

where we walk 1 1/2 miles before heading back.

Fishermen – up and down the beach

There is hardly any one on the beach in the mornings.

Fishermen – joggers and walkers like us!

It makes for a pleasant walk

and not worrying about social distancing!

For the most part – in the open beach air

we do not wear our masks

unless we come across a whole bunch of people!

Then you try to walk around them at a distance!

Jenny looking for shells!

Walking in the surf – the water was warm

Quiet time – feeling the water and listening to the waves.

The beach here is very wide and firm

not many large shells and have seen no sand crabs!

Sherry working on her phone with a beach as her office!

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Papa’s World – on the beach Jennie and Gerhard

Papa Gerhard Jennie

Our son in laws parents came to visit us!

And – they love the beach – well Jennie does! LOL

First they saw the breaking of day from the lanai!
As the sky lightened up – you can still see I think Mars!
Then the SUNRISE as we sipped coffee – it would be a fine beach day!

We talked and talked and finally drove down the 1/2 mile and parked

we did not want to carry all the chairs and coolers

Gerhard walking the beach
Jennie – who loves the beach – mesmerized by the waves.

We spent a couple hours – sitting – walking – sipping some drinks

The weather was warm – 78 degrees – the water 75 degrees!

Castles in the sand left by someone
Hundreds of birds

This is North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

and is really wide when the tide goes out!

It got a wee bit cloudy – enough to cut the sun bearing down on you!

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Papa’s World – Flowers of Barefoot landing – S.C.

One of our places we like to wander about

in North Myrtle Beach S.C.

Is a place called Barefoot Landing

full of shops – boardwalks – small lakes –

places to eat – drinks to be had

music – outdoor activities

and FLOWERS!

Everything in mid October is blooming!
The colors are just beautiful!

It takes me back to my childhood – Spring – Summer

in NWPA!

Mild climate then and flowers blooming!

Flowering bush – and potted trees!

Barefoot Landing? Well almost – sitting enjoying the sights and sounds!

Sherry – mid October and the decorations are out!

This tine of year I have always favored

crisp air – decorations – Fall is here!

But the beauty of Summer remains!
Fall decorations from Summer past
The noise of a water fountain – solitude of quiet thinking!
The beauty of Sun flowers – hay and pumpkins!
Reds – greens fading to yellow

While walking around while the ladies shopped

I could not help but snap some pictures

we loved flowers at our house

each year they would come back

colors of Spring into Summer and Fall

Social distancing at Barefoot Landing

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Papa’s World – morning walking – making a loop

This is where it all begins each morning.

Sunrise – a cup of coffee

the stillness of nature

and – when we are dressed early

out the door and down the elevator

to begin our walking loop

of three plus miles!

We had excellent trails where we lived

some 18 miles

here we have discovered numerous ways to walk

and they all end up taking us to the Ocean and Beach!

We have managed to get at least a mile of beach walking

incorporated into our three mile walk.

This walk was 3.36 miles!

And once on the beach – we can go in either direction.

We have found routes in both directions!

I love walking in the early mornings.

And as you can see – it is nearly deserted!

Walking early after I have had my coffee –

listening to the early morning sounds

and the waves lapping against the shoreline!

Once again – the walk on the beach

leaving to start back home

that part of the walk over

One final moment – one final glimpse

only to be repeated the next day.

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Papa’s World – Visiting Georgetown SC with friends

John – Sherry – Nancy – Papa. on the docks of Georgetown.

This was a first visit – really had never heard of it!

And it is quaint – historic and fun to walk around.

The streets are over hung with large living Oak trees

they form a canopy over the side streets!

A view from the harbor toward the side streets with the live Oak Trees

We had a lunch here in the BIG TUNA at THE OLD FISH HOUSE!

And I had a house salad with grilled fresh Grouper!

It was very good and tasty!

John and Nancy belonged to our church

and one year ago moved South to Mt. Plesant

just outside of Charleston SC.

They both sang in the choir and John sings opera.

Nancy and Sherry were in a group that was called “THE HENS”!

A group of 7 or 8 ladies who once a week got together

for lunch and a movie.

Now – it is down to 3 or 4 as the others relocated.

But we have stayed in touch with John and Nancy

and visited them on our way back from Florida

Just before the pandemic hit!

We have a lot of same likes and views

and can talk – we all are retired so it makes it fun and easy

to join up and visit – Georgetown was the half way point!

We spent a couple hours – wandering around after lunch

enjoying the warm mid 80’s day.

My kind of weather!

Neither one of us likes the cold.

We spoke of planning another trip

and we will visit them again at their home

and have invited them to visit us in North Myrtle Beach.

Now here is a blast from the past!

PBR – my favorite beer when we lived in Western New York!

Hard to find in the South!

Nancy and Sherry love walking the beach.

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