It was fun watching Bernard 18, Christine 17, and Billy 18 work together. A few times, there was more sand on them than on their castle. Billy was working with a bad knee, but had some great engineering ideas. Bernard was great at making stairs; Christine kept working, with some human ‘roadblocks.
Niamh 12, Caelan 9, and Sean 7 – teamed up with their cousins Hannah 12, and Kyle 10 – from Havertown, PA today. We were ‘rained out’ yesterday, but they really made up for it today! Wonderful young people that I was lucky to teach, and to build next to them.
I went to the beach about 12:30, and there were 5 kids ready to build castles. But within the first half hour, we could hear thunder off in the distant Southwest. When I saw a lightning strike, I told the kids we needed to be off the beach.
We left all the buckets, shovels, and molds on the beach, thinking it would pass quickly, but it got worse – and I had to run back and get them safely up on the dune.
I barely made it back to the house before the heavy downpour started.
The forecast for tomorrow and Saturday don’t look very good, but it could be a good day for making cookies!