We left home two months ago. Since then, our home has been a 25 foot travel trailer. Despite the small quarters, we are very comfortable. However, living like this does require we find some personal space. So, we seem to have fallen into a bit of a routine.
Most days will find us spending several hours at Caspersen Beach. Sometimes we walk the beach together. But, when we need some space, Paul heads out on his own. He would have no problem walking a shoreline 365 days of the year.
In the weeks before we left home, I built up a supply of the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles. I have found escape in these for years. I knew that I would appreciate having a supply of them when I was on this trip. So, I have been working my way through them while I am at the beach. Sequentially, of course. I am up to January 3rd. And, I must use a certain type of pen. I can block out anything while working on one of these puzzles.
Except maybe a Caspian tern who stops by for a visit.
Or a Great Blue Heron contemplating his future.
Paul will stop back about once an hour to share what he has found on his walk. He searches for fossils that wash up on the beach. Yesterday was a good day for him. He found BIG shark teeth. See the one in the center of his hand? That's the biggest one he has found this year. We'll talk more about this subject in a future post.
Before you know it, it is time for everyone to head home for the day.
We all feel renewed when allowed some time to ourselves. It is the small, simple things in life that bring one comfort.
Last night we tried a new recipe we want to share. I'll talk to you soon.