Monday, November 07, 2016

A Late Fall Trip To The South: Of Sunrises, She-Crab Soup And a Foot Injury

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Greeting from Surfside Beach, South Carolina, dear Readers.
This past October, Hurricane Matthew made landfall not very far from my father's beach condo in Surfside Beach.  Thankfully, there was only minimal damage to the complex and to the unit, but the ocean did breach the dunes on the beach and deposited quite a bit of sand in the courtyard.
Many others along this stretch of beach were not as lucky.  Garden City, which is just two miles south, was hit quite hard and many of the beach houses did sustain a fair amount of water and wind damage.
This and the fact that we needed to do some fall maintenance on the beach place after a busy rental season, brought us down South for a few days. The weather has been absolutely beautiful this past week: in the low 80's with crystal blue skies and a slight breeze.
And the sunrises, as you can see from the photos above, have been spectacular.
Unfortunately, soon after arriving here, Mr. Pardon Me wrangled with a very heavy sofa couch and injured his big toe nail.  I won't go into detail, but the injury was pretty gruesome and he was in quite a lot of pain.  He is feeling better now and he was able to take a walk on the beach for the first time two days ago.
Despite lots of home repair, cleaning and toe injury, it is nice to be down here. As always, when we are here, we took time to go to the Inlet Crab House in Murrell's Inlet to eat a big bowl of she-crab soup.
We will return to Brooklyn in just a few days. I am working on stories and news about Carroll Gardens, so I will meet you back here very, very soon.
Cheers, Katia

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