There were mostly pine and acorn trees on this trail. The post with the information about the trail says that the black oak trees that grow here, are normally found in the Carolina's, but because of the ecology of these dunes, they grow well here at the Pinery.
After we got back from our walk, I had fully planned on setting up my sewing machine outside, in some shade, and sewing to my hearts content. However, the yellow jacket wasps had other plans for me. Those things are nasty, and there are tons of them and man are they persistent and aggressive. So my outdoor sewing plans got changed to indoor by the big window where I could see out, but they couldn't get in. I got 8 leaf blocks sewn this afternoon, and I might start putting them together later this evening.
We walked down to the beach again for the
sunset, and it did not disappoint. Glorious, just glorious.
Then, after the sunset, we came back for a bit of a campfire and some star gazing. There are bonuses to camping at this time of year. Star gazing can happen much earlier in this evening, like at about 9 pm instead of 11.
However, it is good to come prepared for the cooler temperatures. Being a quilter has its advantages when it is chilly out by the fire, and something warm to wrap up in is required. My wonderful husband just had to get this picture of me all snuggled up in front of the fire. It looks like bright daylight, but that's just because of the flash.
The cooler temperature ended up chasing us inside, which gave me the time to sit and write this. Scott's sitting at his computer playing a railways game, and my sewing machine is there, waiting for me to come and play.