Sunday, June 17, 2012
the last stand, the blue lizard, the dark night
I picked up a book on the "last chance" stand at Barnes and Noble, Nathaniel Philbrick's "The Last Stand" about Custer, Sitting Bull and the battle at Little Bighorn. Not bad for under $7.00. A thick book, I won't come close to finishing on my trip. I do think it will be an interesting read. I've enjoyed Philbrick's earlier books, and it has been a while since I've read any history from that time period.
At the suggestion of a friend who routinely visits a dermatologist (he spent his youth surfing the beaches of Hatteras Island and now needs to get his skin checked regularly), I bought a bottle of Blue Lizard sunscreen. My friend's dermatologist had said it would have to be ordered online, but I was happy to find it on the shelves at my local grocery store.
The weather forecast continues to look favorable for next week. I see that not only will I have the longest day of the year, June 20, I will also have some dark nights. With the new moon I hope to have a wonder view of the stars.
I had meant to write a little more in today's post, but I don't have the time. Lots of packing, shopping and gear checking to do. I hope to be on the water tomorrow by 10 or 11 a.m.