Stranded…At The Beach!

Betty & I have washed up on this beach on the southern tip of Massachusetts.

The question goes: “If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you want to have with you?”  It presupposes that you have washed up on the shore, with the opportunity to grab only one or two valuables while you wait to be rescued.

The waves relentlessly crash in at high or low tides.

Well, as Betty has noted, we are stranded in Massachusetts until a new fuel pump can be installed in our Smart car. We were at the JFK Memorial, next to the Hyannis Yacht Club, and around the bend from the famous Kennedy Compound at Hyannis Port, when our car failed to start. If we had paid over $100. for shipping, we could have had the pump overnighted to Warren Auto Repair in Fall River, where we ended up. The alternative was to wait 2 – 3 days for a regular delivery. Well, the 3 days have now passed, the pump hasn’t arrived, and we will be lucky if we are on the road again by next Tuesday. In the meantime, we are stranded.

Betty can be seen on the beach at the far left of this pic, with the motorhome at the far right.

Fortunately for us, we washed up on the shore at Horseneck Beach State Reservation in our motorhome. So here we sit, peering out over the Atlantic Ocean, with only our living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and all of our clothing, dishes, and food around us. While we had some rain yesterday, today (Saturday) is currently 78f/25c, with a clear blue sunny sky. We have a reservation for a campsite on Cape Hatteras National Seashore next Thursday, but otherwise are not yet in a hurry to be rescued. LOL

Bet looks to the calming effect of the sea for rescue from life’s cares.

So when it comes to answering the initial question: Yes, it’s great to have the motorhome and its contents here, but it’s far more valuable to be stranded with the love of my life – my dear wife – wherever our travels take us!


The amazing waves continuously curl and drop with a thunderous crash against the sand.
Charlie’s never sure whether to love or hate the unpredictable ocean waves.
Smooth stones form a border between the oceanside sand and the dunes. (We had a similar pic on placemats back home. LOL) At high tide, the water makes a crackling sound as waves rush through the stones.

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