It was a weekend that would be difficult to put into words. A time of rest and relaxation before the summer season at camp begins. We scraped together our money and headed down to the beach. It has been two years since we went down, and I hope it will be less to the next visit.
We arrived on Friday and got camp set up before heading down to the beach to check it out.
Saturday night, we stopped and bought some fresh Grouper, which we took back to the campsite. I fried it like I used to fry fish when I lived in the Caribbean. Salt, Pepper, and butter. Simple and delicious!!
Sunday morning we headed back to the beach after packing up our camping equipment. As we crossed the dunes on the boardwalk, we saw dolphins slowly swimming out in the distance. The wind was calm and there were still some good waves rolling in . I was standing in chest deep water, watching the surfers and dolphins and enjoying the power of the ocean crashing into me.
I noticed that the water in front of me was swirling a little bit differently than the rest of the ocean. Hmmm. Then about 5 feet in front of me, I saw a long fish dart away to my right. I kept watching, subduing the panicked feeling that was mounting, my gut telling me that there was a shark. Suddenly, about 15 feet away, the dorsal fin surfaced. The 5 foot Black Tip was slowly making its way through the surf looking for tasty fish. We watched it for about 15 minutes before it moved further down the shore.
It's gonna be hard to get up and get back to work. Summer camp training starts today and it's going to be 12 weeks of controlled chaos. It is summer camp!!
Have a great day.