The ocean rolls us away

This morning after breakfast, Dan and I took a fantastic walk down the beach.  The waves were crashing and the wind was whipping.  

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We had had our balcony door open all night, and I must say, I miss the sound of the waves.  This is fabulous.

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back to our walk, the beach here on kitty hawk is much smaller than the one I’m used to at the Jersey shore.  It is much less commercial. 

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Since there are few people on the beach, the birds were out in force.  It was fun to see them playing the same game my sisters and I played growing up, where you watch the wave roll towards the shore and try to outrun it.  The birds always won.  The wings seemed to help.IMG_1608_edited-1

Later on our walk we encountered a strange thing.  We kinda need your help to know what it is.  We know it was once alive because, well, we did walk downwind of it.  Any ideas?IMG_1619_edited-1

This piece of it (maybe a spine?) was about a mile down the beach from the first piece.  We were thinking maybe a whale.  But it was unclear.  Do you think we discovered a dead sea monster?IMG_1633_edited-1

Here’s another pretty shot to wipe out the memory of our dead sea monster, who I have (in my head) named Nessie, after the Loch Ness Monster, who I’m betting escaped only to meet an untimely death.IMG_1635_edited-1

After our walk we went to play mini golf.  Dan won both rounds, but then again, he was scorekeeper so who can really say?