Man, I’ve got to get back down to the beach!


A couple of post=hurricane stories from down on the coast are making me feel like I’m missing out, stuck here in the Midlands.

First, there’s this item from the Sun News about the million-year-old Megalodon shark’s tooth someone found north of Myrtle Beach. My whole family spends a good bit of their beach time with eyes down looking for sharks’-tooth fossils, and if any of us found anything like this, we could retire happy from the search.


I also love the idea that ImagiNation Athletics of Myrtle Beach had of putting the awesome Jason Hurdich, the sign-language guy who got us through Hurricane Matthew, on a T shirt. It looks like Mr. Hurdich is giving us a double “shaka” sign — hence the interest taken by surfers — but The Island Packet reports that to signers, that means “now.”

I got a little bit of sun at the Fair yesterday, which was nice, but it looks like the place to be right now is the beach…


7 thoughts on “Man, I’ve got to get back down to the beach!

  1. Bryan Caskey

    Just don’t go to any of the beaches in Yemen. The Houthi rebels have now fired a THIRD time on the USS Mason. Yes, they attacked twice, got their radar installations blown up, and then they shot at us again.

    Since this is now the third incident, I have to drop the obligatory Ian Fleming line:

    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”

    So it’s sort of a good news/bad news proposition: The good news is that the Houthi rebels are really inept at hitting their intended target. The bad news is they’re still shooting missiles at USN warships in international waters. Apparently, taking out some radar sites was a bit too subtle.

    Looks like we may need to drop the subtlety. I’m sure the Yemeni Dept. of Tourism is not happy about this. I mean, no one is going to want to go to the beach there, now.

    1. Mark Stewart

      Predictable situation.

      This is actually the fifth cruise missile launch. That’s somewhere between 5-10 missiles – not the kind of display a rebel group would make when facing supply constrained arms issues.

      So the issue remains, is Iran opening the Spigot on a proxy war over another strategic straight; or is this the IRGC which is firing these missiles? They do appear to be older, long stockpiled weapons, but what is Iran after here? And why haven’t we terminated the inflow into Yemen?

      The bizarre part is that we could have been an Iranian ally in halting this civil war – that is until they started taking pot shots at our ships.

    2. Claus

      Yep, now is the time for “you didn’t learn your lesson last time, this time it’s going to hurt”. We don’t stop until everyone is retreating with a limp.


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