Because the weather turned nasty (winds from the North and freezing temps), the cousins decided to explore the island. From the car. We are silly, not crazy.
We decided to go North first. Probably because the Northside of the island, had nothing marked on the map. We knew there was something, and we wanted to know what. There were sand dunes, not like I have seen before. They were HUGE. It seemed that thousands of trucks dumped sand by the road and left to get more. They were right up to the road. The further North that we went, the more we could see the ocean over the dunes. The island was getting more narrow up here.
We passed where the birding and nature center was. After that was a Convention Center. What!?! We saw nothing there but sand and a sign that said “Convention Center”. We would have explored that, but alas, there was tall wire fencing all around it.
There were dunes to the left of us and dunes to the right – for miles. Then, we came to a sign that said, “Road Ends – 1000 Feet”. Of course, we had to go at least 1,000 feet more.
If it had been a nice, calm, and warm day, we would have parked and walked around the roadblock and stood taking selfies from the other side. That day, there was no way we wanted to get out of the car and get sandblasted. [You can see the sand blowing over the road.]
Now it was time to flip a U and drive to the other side of the island. It was Deja vu until we passed our hotel and went all the way to the end of the South. No photo, but the end of the road South was an RV park. Yawn.
We tried a restaurant called “Parrot Eyes”. We had the yummiest fish & fries lunch. It was a local fish called “Black Drum” it tasted like cod, only lighter. They were not batter-fried but had a cornmeal coating that was good tasting and less fattening. Not that we were counting calories, fats, or carbs. When you’re on vacation, nothing counts, right?
We stayed in for supper and had sandwiches and leftovers and watched silly movies on the TV. When we turned it on a movie was playing that was so bizarre, disjointed, and funny. We had no idea what it was called. It turned out to be ‘Horrible Bosses 2’. Not recommended by us. The second feature was ‘What a Man Wants’. Yep, it was like ‘What Women Want’, except for a chick hits her head and suddenly can hear men’s thoughts. Amusing and predictable. We rounded off the night with a South Park episode and crashed.
This wild and crazy adventure has been exhausting.
to be continued…