Isle of Palms – Wednesday

by Bingle on Jun.13, 2007, under Family Matters


When we went out for our morning boating and shell hunting at low tide, we found out that someone had spotted a shark in the shallows. Soon enough we had spotted it not far from where Tim and I were wading and where Karen and the girls were boating. It was a little shark, but we were careful to keep an eye on it to make sure it was going to leave us alone (which it did).

Several of us ended up out on the farthest sand bank, which we had nicknamed Bird Island. While out there, Alyssa found another intact and partially bleached sand dollar to add to our collection. We also found a couple of whelk shells we initally thought were empty. Turns out some hermit crabs had beaten us to the empty shells and had set up residence within. We also found 3 starfish in the tidal pools out on the sandbar.

Karen and Ashley rescued a pair of bikes from the storage area under the house and eventually had them working enough to ride around in circles out on the hard sand while the tide was coming in. They had just decided to take them back to the house when the wind started whipping up. We ended up having a quick storm roll through, complete with wind and rain.

We got a couple of games in before dinner, including Abalone, Blokus, and Cartegena.

After dinner we had a short talent show. Abbie Hatfield sang Baa-Baa Black Sheep and A-B-Cs, Amber Hatfield sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the Bingle girls sang Until That which is a song that Ashley wrote the words for and is set to the tune of I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, Chris and Mom sang something, Linda showed off her Artist’s Trading Cards and gave the group two memory books for all of us to contribute to, and Don closed the show with spoon hanging and a reading of his award winning short story “My Dad”.

– Rich

1 Comment for this entry

  • Ashley

    You forgot that I saw the shark on one of the other days, Sunday or Monday, and nobody believed it was a shark. It was okay anyway, because it was not a very big shark, small enough to make it within 6 feet of the middle sandbar.

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