I leave tomorrow! It’s finally sinking in that I am flying over the Atlantic Ocean to England. I cannot put into words this excitement! When I am there I am staying with all my friends that I’ve met through working at camp. Some I haven’t seen in almost two years! It’s going to be an epic reunion between us all.
Heading out of Orlando a little before 2PM, switchover in Miami and then arriving in London on 27 Dec at 8:30AM. I hope I will be able to sleep with all this excitement forming. This will also be the longest I have traveled without another person…that adds to it all.
I decided to take a walk along the beach today. Beautiful day filled with sunshine and smooth, salty air blowing my hair around my face. Listening to the waves breaking and just soaking up a few late afternoon rays. As I was walking, I thought I saw an oddly shaped rock. It was too shiny to be a rock and was moving. Upon closer inspection it was a baby hammerhead. It looked like it was on its last bits of life. I picked it up by its tail; it flipped and flapped a little. Then I chucked it into the sea and saw it very slowly swim away.
I saved a beached baby hammerhead shark today! Random thing to happen I know, and I’ve never seen a shark along the local shore in my many years of growing up here. It was something out of a Steve Irwin or NatGeo episode! Madness. Wish I had my camera or phone with me. Oh well. I am happy for my good deed today.
What a wonderful treat and gift right before Christmas.
I love books. I love feeling the pages and their smells. I know everything is going to the tablet, I will admit I even own one, but nothing beats sitting down and flipping the pages. After I am through with a book, I write a note on my favorite page and then leave it for someone else to find and enjoy.
The newest book, and possibly the first book I am going to read for please since this summer, is called Wanderlust: A love Affair with Five Continents byElizabeth Eaves.
I am excited to read this since I am planning on traveling after I graduate. I just want to see others’ perspectives and their journeys.
Cannot wait to read it while I am on the nine hour flight from Florida to London, England!