A Good Day
Mrs. C left the beach early this morning as she has work tonight. I was left all alone. The beach is just not as good when you are all alone, so I drove home, picked up my clubs and played nine holes of golf.
I shot one under bogy, which is a 44, or eight over par. One under bogy sounds much better than eight over par. This was a very good round for me.
I stopped off at home, dropped off my clubs, chatted a bit with Mrs. C and left for the beach.
I took a quick refreshing dip in the ocean, showered, enjoyed a light cocktail, fussed around with my guitar for a while and then took a nap.
After my nap I enjoyed dinner. Dinner was a doggy-bag chicken saltimbocca from the night before. It was a very good left-over. After dinner I went to the bench on the beach with a tall glass of wine and a good cigar. I watched the fishermen not catch fish.
An osprey dove right where I had taken my afternoon dip and came away with an eight inch skate, a ray like fish. He took it back to his nest on the bay while I saw a fisherman actually catch a similar sized skate. The ospreys skate was not as lucky as the one caught by the fisherman, it was not released; the one caught on a hook was set free.
Another osprey dove and took off for the bay; I did not see its catch, while a third dove in front of me and also came away with an unidentified fish. On the way to its nest it was harassed by a gull hoping to make the osprey drop the prize. Life is tough for the birds.
Not so tough for me; it was all around a good day.
Tomorrow I will rise early to watch the British Open golf championship on TV before I hang on the beach.
It was such a good day I almost went to the quick mart to buy a lottery ticket.
I did not. Upon further reflection, I decided I already hit it.
you sure did. :)ReplyDelete
Some days are just perfect aren't they - it's good to sit back and appreciate them.ReplyDelete
Ooooh how lovely to live so close to a beach and to see the seabirds so near. I am quite envious.ReplyDelete
Isn't it nice when you realize just how blessed you really are? We all are, really.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I doubt a lottery win could have made your life any better. :)ReplyDelete
Can I come stay with you guys? I haven't been down the shore in almost 3 years. :(ReplyDelete
I'm glad we got an update on the ospreys!ReplyDelete
Yes you already hit it. What a lovely day you had and today sounds like more of the same. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day Joe. ☺
Enjoy! Sounds quite relaxing,ReplyDelete
Yes you did. Wish I had known about that under bogey scoring method in the day. I might still be playing if I had.ReplyDelete
Enjoyment of retirement after a life of hard work is heaven on earth!ReplyDelete
Ahhhhh! I think about cigars from time to time. Now I have a neighbor who enjoys one in his front yard in the evening. I am practicing deep breathing.ReplyDelete
Pretty much sounds like the recipe for a perfect day.ReplyDelete
Very nice day. How close are you to the beach?ReplyDelete
As days go, that one was absolute perfection!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like not just a good day but a perfect day!ReplyDelete
Well, now that I'm retired, I could have a perfect day like this, except I'm nowhere near a beach, my birds are turkey vultures instead of ospreys, I wouldn't know a chicken saltimbocca if it bit me back, and I don't drink wine, smoke cigars, or play golf.ReplyDelete
But other than that, I could TOTALLY have a perfect day like this. Except I'd buy the lottery ticket.
Well said my friend.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect day.ReplyDelete
Your post today reminded me that I haven't had a vacation in a long, long time. Happy for you that you had such a good day!ReplyDelete
My kind of a day! Glad it was a good one!ReplyDelete