This evening, while I was checking on a broody hen's hatching progress, I heard the Coast Guard helicopter passing back and forth. That means only one thing here, a missing person in the ocean. When it was time for cooping up, the helicopter was silent, but the air was filled with ambulance sirens. Tonight, a family lost a child to the ocean. Every year, it's the same. Every year, when I hear the helicopters, I pray "Not another one, God. Not another one."
Please be careful when you visit the coast. The waters along our state are treacherous, even when they look calm and still. These waters kill. Watch you kids, don't go out past your ankles, and never turn your back for a second. Because a second is all it takes.
Thank you for the warning Junebuggena.. we were planning to stop by Long Beach to try our luck at razor clams. Knowing my personality, I will get too excited digging for clams instead of watching the kids. Will take extra care of them when we head out.
Maybe we can stop by and have lunch to with you :)