We don't go to the beach often enough. Its only a 35 minute drive,
and once we get there it's like being on vacation.
Every time we go we promise ourselves to go at least once a month. Have a May Day.
I keep a beach tote bag in the closet ready to go, but there are still chairs to pack and drinks and our beach umbrella. Our beach umbrella has been a problem for years. It's always tipping over in the breeze. Other umbrellas are still standing. What's the secret?
This time Larry brought a mallet and proceeded to pound the pole into the sand.
A skinny man with skin darkly tanned and weathered by years in the sun was sitting on the short wall nearby smoking a cigarette. He was watching us.
I looked at him, smiled, and said hello.
His shook his head and said, "you're doing that all wrong."
I told him that we can never get our umbrella to stay up very long in the wind.
He said "just twist it in". So we twisted it. No luck. I looked at him.
He shook his head again and said, "you're doing that all wrong."
I asked him to show us. He came over and rotated the pole in wide circles into the sand.
Amazingly the pole was quickly and easily buried deeply and securely into the sand.
We opened the umbrella and it flapped in the breeze and the pole didn't move! WOW!
We thanked him for sharing this genius technique and helping us.
Have a good day, was exchanged and he walked away down the Ft. Lauderdale boardwalk.
We got to sit under the now secure beach umbrella.
If you ask a question or need help with a problem, the answer will always be sent to you. Not always as expected. You just need to to be open enough to receive it.