We are both awoken by an oddly gentle knock around 4.30am
Daniel jumps out of bed to see who it is and finds no one… we lie there listening intently for a while and hear voices. He looks again and sees two Walmart employees putting a piece of paper on a nearby truck: ‘ no overnight parking’ is written on it. Usually there are signs in the parking lot if overnight parking is not allowed, but not here. Relieved, we try to sleep until dawn, but there’s something about a knock on your door in the middle of the night that leaves you very alert!
Morning arrives and we read the notice, which is actually a very courteous warning that parking overnight anywhere on Fernandina Beach is not allowed. We leave immediately.
We drive a few miles away to a lovely state park where turtles and alligators live, and there are rumours of shark teeth littering the beach! We have breakfast on arrival and then head out to the super windy beach- it reminds us a lot of Scottish beaches! The tide is still in so we come back after a bit and plan to go out again in the afternoon.
We go back out and have a great time looking for shells and shark teeth. Daniel is the first to find a tooth, and by the end of the day he has found 8!!
Everyone else finds cool shells and plays in the water which surprisingly isn’t that cold. When Angus drenches his hoodie we decide it’s time to return to the Hoose. We get dry, quench our thirst and then leave the park, finding a spot to cook dinner, which is chickpea curry tonight.
The next few days are meant to bring rain so I’m glad I don’t have to go busking until Friday. Hopefully the weather will clear up by then! We will focus on homeschool activities this week, and maybe some odd jobs that have been put off.
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