Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Back to the Beach with Hank

Hank's first mole crab - uncommon on our MD and DE
beaches where sand dredging has occurred 
We recently got to make a trip back to my hometown of Virginia Beach for a weekend.  The weather was atrocious, and even though I brought my fishing tackle, the 35kt winds and gray, misting skies kept me off the water for any serious  pursuits.

But I did to partake of one of my other beach pasttimes, which is to get Hank to the beach.  I love the coast and the beach, and while we live just 200 feet from a stream and about 6 miles from the high tide line, we are 150 miles from the ocean.  It is too far, and it has been since I left the beach, then the mountains, and moved to the piedmont in late 1998.  I feel like I owe it to Hank to show him how great and wondrous the beach and the ocean are.  They are some of the most brilliant examples of nature - and God - at work.

These are the best times.
Hank sneaks up on Mommy with two ray egg cases




4 comments:

Brookfield Angler said...

That kids adorable! Must get his looks from mom

Kirk River Mud said...

Ha! No doubt! I think he's a combination of my father's father and my father-in-law. Both good looking guys in their day.

Bill Howard said...

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Don't you hate those comments! Anyway, looks like you all had a great time. I'm going up to the Chesapeake Bay area toward the end of June fishing and on up to the Potomac again later this summer. Might need to get together on one of the trips!

Kirk River Mud said...

Bill, those comments are the WORST. Spam detector is slowly getting better at weeding them out, although about 10% of them still end up automatically posted.

Please keep me updated on your travels. Would love to join you on the Potomac if I have a little bit of notice ahead of time. Let me try to track you down on FB...