|Ocean City Inlet|
These last few days have been lovely.
When you go to the beach you really don’t have to do anything and everyone still has fun. Our hotel was right on the beach, from our balcony we could see the sun rise and set. In the morning we would watch the beach fill up with people starting first thing with the surfers, then the families would start to come, then the lifeguards would show up, and the fun was on.
There was kite flying, beach goers have hundreds of ways to build sand castles, some folks dug holes and put their child in the hole, I suppose it is easier to keep track of them that way, we watched the parasailers, folks fishing off shore, speed boat rentals, skim boarders and a pirate ship with “real” pirates to shiver the paying customers timbers, all sorts of vacationers strolling by in swim suits taking in their daily dose of Vitamin D via the sunshine.
We had a gentleman today that got slammed by a wave; it threw him into the sand. This was an older gentleman; the fall knocked him out and caused him to stop breathing. The lifeguard ran to his aide and the paramedics came in the blink of an eye. They strapped him to a board, immobilized his head, and took him away by ambulance. Later I asked the lifeguard how the man was and he had heard he was paralyzed for now. Mom and I said a prayer for his recovery.
Another ambulance showed up before the gentleman was taken away a young woman had been impaled in the thigh by a beach umbrella that had gone airborne. I wasn’t aware the beach was so dangerous.
A good time was had by all, we went to the boardwalk a number of times for souvenir shopping, riding the carnival rides, we rode the trolley, and ate awesome junk food that just doesn’t taste as good anywhere else. We ate at Phillips Crab House, something special happens in their kitchen. We are wonderful tourists and happily support the local economy where ever we go
Each night we would leave the screen door open so we could be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean waves washing to shore.