Last weekend was spent camping in Myrtle Beach State Park campground. We were very lucky in that we got the closest campsite to the beach, it was a mere 2 minute walk which made hauling down towels, a cooler and a puppy a lot easier but unfortunately for us the campsite was also really convenient to both the entrance/exit of the park and the park amenities, like the shop and the restrooms. That sounded great in theory, and it was really handy when we got up and left the campground at 5.30am on Sunday for Kathy to run her race, but it was really inconvenient the rest of the time because it meant that people, dogs, kids, cars and huge loud RVs were constantly going past our site and it drove Boomer a little mental….he was on high alert the entire first night and not very much sleep was had by any of us. Site 23 in case you end up planning a trip yourself.
Although, since our only planned activity, with the exception of Kathy’s race on the Sunday morning was to indulge in pure uninterrupted beach relaxation iit was quite easy for us to catch up on any of our missed sleep. I have a huge fear or getting burnt (pasty Irish skin) and this huge hat was a fantastic purchase – not only hid it keep my head and shoulders in shade it also kept my book in shade too – perfect!
We spent most of Saturday and a few hours on Sunday at the beach meaning that I managed to tick off not one but two of my 28 goals….that’s right I got to swim in the Atlantic Ocean which was a lot warmer than I was expecting.
I wasn’t the only one that loved the beach, Boomer dug himself a hole to lie in and was more than happy to chill out under his umbrella and snooze the day away. He was however less happy to venture into the sea and kept running away!
All in all it was a great relaxing weekend adventure – the one and only drawback was I ended up getting something in my eye (sand probably) and it scratched it leaving me with a very painful and tender eye. Most on Monday was spent in a darkened room listening to and attempting to watch Call the Midwife. It’s a bit better now but it looks like I’ll be in glasses for the next few days.
Aside from that it was a great start back to our summer season of camping adventures!