A Good Rainy Day
Yesterday was a rainy day at the beach. It was drizzling when I went for an early morning run and steadily picked up throughout the day. Not to be stopped, we headed to the beach anyway and the waves...were...awesome! We spent two and a half hours riding some monster waves and having the times of our lives. We did that because we were having fun; that and it was a bit chilly when you got out.
We finally turned it in when we were all blue. The rest of the day we watched it rain while we played cards and Scrabble and just plain hung out. All in all, not a bad rainy day the beach.
This morning we rolled over to hear the constant pitter patter of more rain and went back to bed. We had a lazy breakfast and played some more cards and prayed the rain would stop. It mean we're all about making the best out of a bad situation but at the beach one day of rain is quite enough.
Around noon it finally stopped and we were out of the house faster than ever. The sun was not shining, it was simply no longer raining and that was enough. We were happy to be outside. We were happy the sun was not beating down on us. We were happy it was not raining. We were happy that the waves were still HUGE.
It was out in the midst of those gigantic waves that I had one of my best beach experiences ever. About twelve feet in front of me a dolphin surfaced above the waves. It was by far the closest I have ever been to a dolphin in the water. We were so excited we started screaming and everyone in the water turned to look. At that moment the dolphin jumped so high his whole body came out of the water. I looked into his eyes and saw the white underside of his belly. It...was...amazing!
I don't know much, but I'm thinking if it hadn't been raining, we may not have seen that dolphin today. If it hadn't been raining, we wouldn't have had those amazing waves to ride. If it hadn't been raining, it wouldn't have been as cool.
Turns out a rainy day at the beach can be pretty good after all.