Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Myrtle Beach February 20, 2019 After the rain

A break in the storm and low tide provided a wonderful
opportunity to walk on the beach.

Low tide today revealed a beautiful flat beach to
walk on.

The storm high tide reached all the way to the dunes
the beach entrance to the park.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Myrtle Beach February 19, 2019 Friendship

Today we had lunch with friend from our home church in Hanover.

It was nice to connect to our lives before this wonderful adventure and make plans to see people upon our return.

After our lunch at the Dead Dog Saloon Paul and I did some shopping, when we returned to Pirateland where we did laundry and this was how we spent our day.
Flowers continue bloom all around us.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Monday, 18 February 2019

Myrtle Beach February 18, 2019 The Beach

Overnight the blossoms have burst worth here at Myrtle Beach.

It was a day to walk on the beach in bare feet.

This image captures the day, fresh, sunny
and warm 68F

Not only the human's were pleased with the sunny warm day
the birds were very active at the state park.

The beach looking towards Pirateland from the State Park

This beautiful bird scared Paul and I as he appeared to
be landing on Paul's hat - yep Paul was wearing his hat.

Sitting on the beach knitting a gift I watched the world
walking on the beach.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Myrtle Beach February 17, 2019 The autonomy of a wave

Today was a day without photographs and for just this occasion I have a series of images that follow a wave from crest until it plays itself out on the shoreline.

We started our day at the Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran 11:00 AM service.  The weather was cool, cloudy and not a nice day to walk on the beach so we walked the coastal mall putting in 10, 000 steps.

Back at the Rpod we got caught up in the Daytona International Speedway Nascar 500.  While we watched I worked on a junk journal and later made sandwiches and soup for supper.

Our life in the Rpod is now very similar to that in our home.  

We are looking forward to family coming down next week.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Myrtle Beach February 16, 2019 A journey to South Port NC

The images for today are from South Port North Carolina.
The things we saw from the pier.

The South Port beach.

South Port is very picturesque with white homes and
well groomed lawns. 

While the temperature was in the 70sF it was windy and
the birds were are all sitting on the pier.

Unlike the beaches around us at South Port everything
was covered in shells and green algae.

We ended our day at the North Myrtle Beach
Flea Market a real traditional flea market!

We had lupper at Chick-fil-A first time I have
ever been to this chain food was ok.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Friday, 15 February 2019

Myrtle Beach February 15, 2019 Walking the State Park Trails

Today we walked to the State Park Pier and ventured into the
trails where we found spring showing and colour bursting forth.

We headed out on our walk this morning at low tide.

The end of the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier is
now off limits to humans having been weakened
by the last hurricane.  No matter how calm the ocean
maybe there is always surf under the pier. 

All that still remains of the  Springmaid Pier destroyed
in hurricane Matthew

We love walking among the live oaks as they twist and
arch over head.

We saw our first wild flowers today as we walk the trails
Atamasco Rain-lily.

The swamp are coming alive as green vegetation begins
to cover the surface of the water. 

In the spring the life cycle of the majestic trees
fallen by storm is evident as we saw at least 7
different fungi growing.

You walk the trails on a carpet of dry leaves that create a
soft rushing sound, the white sound of the bush.

We took advantage of the many benches
to sit and listen to the birds and
other sounds of nature.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Myrtle Beach February 14, 2019 Meditating on the sky

Valentine Day breakfast in Murrells Inlet

The Dead Dog Salon has an amazing breakfast
with views of the inlet and the glorious sunshine.

Once back at the campground we spent 2 hours sitting on
the beach reading, crocheting and watching the dogs on
the beach.

They do have fun.

Size does not matter everyone has fun.

Our view to the State Park Pier

Pelican lazily floating.

35 years living a life driven by a purpose external to who I am - a job. 

I am finding the circumstance of retirement surreal as I gazed into a soft blue sky feathered with white clouds that my new purpose will be the most important one of my life, my purpose is to see me and set the course of my actions for this the final stage of life - to end my life knowing I have lived it well.

I say this with out regret as I believe that this life is part of the continuum of existence that extends beyond human death. 

The questions that consumed me today were not about I want to do in the next 20+ years left to me, they were about what in living this life I will leave for my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren - the people who will come after me. 

I think it is important that in this the last saga of my life that I work hard to ensure that the world around me knows joy, is less focused on things and that for the planet I leave it healthier through my existence. 

I have no idea what any of this means and on this beautiful sunny day as I look up at the sky, first from my vantage point on the beach and then through the window of our trailer as we relax for an afternoon nap my goal is to know me and how I interact with the world around me.

And we ended our day with a 1/2 price banana split we
are really going to miss these when we get home.

Today is the half way mark for this wonder adventure we are on.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Myrtle Beach February 20, 2019 After the rain

A break in the storm and low tide provided a wonderful opportunity to walk on the beach. Low tide today revealed a beautiful flat be...