Friday, September 21, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012:
Oh, to be able to just drop everything and linger here. Oh, what a perfect, perfectly tempting, sinfully delicious day to be here at the beach.
I made the 425 mile drive here from Maryland between 1AM and 9:30AM today. And I MUST leave within 24 hours, or I may never leave. As the title suggests, the ocean water was like bath water, the surf gentle, the wind just a zephyr, the sky a million miles high and just as wide.
But I need to clench my jaw, and turn my back on the beach for a few more weeks - finish the 354.2 miles of AT I still need to hike. And then I'm free to come back. Come back and STAY!
Just a few chores to do here. I'll be leaving early in the morning, and be back on the trail tomorrow, starting north from Daleville, where I started south way back in the dead of winter, on January 1st.