If you build it, Hurricane Issac will come

Pretty sure Hurricane Issac, the remnants of which just arrived here at the Delaware Coast, has ruined our chances for a bonfire tonight.

No matter, however, because beach fun was had this morning in the form of a several hour sand castle construction session. Our group – a collection of international policy-wonks turned master architects for two hours – took the project head on.

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The benefits of wet sand vs dry sand were discussed. The exact level of the tide was debated.

“It must have a moat.”

“Should it look like a lop-sided pyramid?”

“Dude, where did you get the plants??”

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“Let’s decorate it with a crab.”

“Don’t let that little kid near the castle…is he a builder or a destroyer?”

Gradually a moat was dug, turrets were built (and knocked over….and rebuilt) and we even got as far as an outer defensive wall before proudly standing back to admire our construction.

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Not sure what the castle’s future holds as it rains on the beach. But it’s architects remain fairly proud of it.

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2 comments
  1. Now THAT’s a magnificent sandcastle! I like the crab decoration and the drawbridge.

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