So, for my simple pleasure today, I'm going to pick going for walks in Deltaville (since this is a Deltaville blog I'll keep with the theme).
Sometimes things can be a little boring in Deltaville. You've gone on the pier so many times, slept in the hammock so many times, and watched the Shrek movie until your eyes bleed (the joy of 3 year olds and their movie fixations). So that's when you go for a walk "around the point".
The Point is simply the road that circles around the end of the pennisula where our community is located. I imagine the name refers more to the fact that it is the tip/point of the pennisula, otherwise I guess we would have called it the loop.
When I was younger, the road was not all gravel. Back in the day we had an orangey sand and some spots with oyster shells. I used make sand castles in the road near our house. Walking during the day is hot and sweaty, and always takes you past the community pier and boat ramp where, as a kid, I always accidentally fell in the water on purpose. Now my children accidentally fall in the water on purpose. (Accidentally falling in on purpose is an artform typically mastered by children who are wearing one of the few clean outfits they have left for vacation and happens when specifically told NOT TO GET WET)
Walking during the day you see your neighbors, find out who's down for the week/weekend, check out everyone's flowers look for anything new that's been added since you were down there last. Basically it's trespassing legally from the road since it's a public road and broad daylight, you can be nosey without getting in trouble.
At night walks are even better with the noise of boats and cars gone, you hear more of nature's sounds. Whipporwills whistle, the fittings on the ropes on the mast of the sailboat across the creek ping in the breeze, the Milky Way stretches across the sky... it's magical (you can also look into the windows of your neighbors' houses to see how they have things decorated... not that I would ever do that).
so, what's your simple pleasaure today?