Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Morning at the Beach
Finally, a nice summer day here in southern Delaware. It seems for most of the summer the days have been unbearably hot and humid. Too uncomfortable to just take a walk on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. However, this morning was an exception. Bill agreed to go with me for the ten mile ride down Route One early this morning to Rehoboth Beach.
I love walking on the boardwalk in RehobothBeach. There is a certain spring on "the boards" that I find very pleasant when walking. My legs and butt cheeks just feel so good during my daily walk. I usually take my walk through the development here where we live. This walk is pleasant enough, a clean and quiet neighborhood. However, I am walking on a macadam road dodging the occasional car coming in and out of our development. Not much of interest to look at either. Same houses and landscaping. I do run into the occasional neighbor who is also walking or taking a bike ride.
Walking on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach is so much better. Lot's of interesting people watching. And I get free parking if I get to Rehoboth early because the the meters don't become active until 10 AM.
When I first got my new car in 2010 I used to drive down to Rehoboth almost every day for my walk. Then I noticed I was really racking up the mills on my car and filling my gas tank more frequently. Plus, I was putting myself at risk of having an accident on our notorious Route One (Coastal Highway). So after careful evaluation and somewhat ruefully, I decided not to make that morning run to Rehoboth Beach for my morning walk. A couple of mornings I was at the boardwalk so early I noticed some suspicious characters lurking around looking for an easy mugging victim. No thank you. I was already mugged once when I lived in Philly (gun pulled on my demanding "You life or your money!") Once is enough.
My walk was so refreshing this morning that I have decided to do it again tomorrow. No yoga classes though!