Tuesday 19th August
And so our summer journey comes full circle as we return to our starting point. Back in North Myrtle Beach, and the weather is beautiful; swimming in the ocean which is only a few degrees lower than the air temperature; hiring loungers and an umbrella on the beach; making sure we’re covered in high factor sunscreen; wearing hats and drinking lots of water. We visit with friends and are treated to southern hospitality at its best.
This summer break has been different in that we couldn’t visit all the locations we would wish, because of the four-weekly hospital appointments I have. My three days in bed with cellulitis really brought home to me how this disease now affects my life. I will no longer laze all day in the sunshine, now seeking out shade and regularly using sunscreen. But, we did have a wonderful, restful vacation. I will not let cancer beat me; fun is still very much on the agenda!