Today I want to say a few words about that precious and all-to-absent of late natural phenomenon otherwise known as sunshine. After 5 days of drenching rains and punishing, chilly winds, Chincoteague Island and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region were finally granted a reprieve and that honey- golden bringer of life broke through the clouds and the island feels reborn.
The play of the sunlight on the skin just feels good and the air is the freshest and cleanest I can remember in a long time. I found myself inhaling deep diaphragm expanding gulps of that air just for the rush…it was good!
I actually kind of enjoyed being cooped-up for those soggy, windy days though. It was a good time to catch up on some reading and think deep thoughts. My son and I held a reading contest since all of his sports were cancelled. I played a lot of piano, had a Birthday, watched some old movies on Turner’s Classics. When was the last time you watched Mutiny on the Bounty with Clark Gable? I even did some cooking etc.
But, there comes a time when you go stir-crazy and you just have to get out. I started to ruminate on the many things you can do on Chincoteague when the weather is bad.
The list can get impressive. For instance you can go bowling at the Libertino Bowling Lanes or hang out at the Chincoteague Library. You can catch a mosie at the Island Roxy. The local game arcade was still functioning much to my son’s satisfaction. You can grab a book and a CD at Sundial Book and a nice cigar at Wine ,Cheese and More and once again retreat to your cave with a steaming cup-a-joe.
See there’s lot’s to do, but I do prefer this sunshine. When it’s this pleasant, a simple walk around Robert Reed Park is very satisfying. You never know who you’ll meet on that little excursion!
I do regret the negative impact the rains had on the Chili Chowder Cook-off. We can all hope for better weather for that great Chincoteague event next year.
Yeah, I know, “when the lemons get smashed…make lemonade,” but I prefer the honey- golden color of this Chincoteague Sunshine any day!
Until the next time…
Good Day Sunshine!