Until I received clarification from the sheriff about the county-wide beach closure I avoided my beach for an entire week. Considering that the beach was the main reason I moved here and that I only live two blocks from it, it was quite a challenge.*
On the plus side, the rule forced me to explore some nearby areas that I had been ignoring. Thankfully, I discovered a sweet little spot on Boca Ciega Bay where I could hang my hammock and relax (while practicing safe social distancing). My view of the sky reminded me of a Jimmy Buffett song…
“From under my lone palm I can look out on the day,
Where no bird flies by my window,
No ship is tied to my tree…”
* Please note, I am not making light of COVID-19. And I sincerely hope that you and all your loved ones are well.