We began the walk this morning in the same manner as yesterday, that is by wandering down the pathway adjacent the condominium building to the boardwalk leading to the beach.
This pathway (as a method of public access to the beach) is one of many in the immediate area. If I were on my bicycle I would have taken another further south. But for purposes of this morning's outing this entrance was ideal.
As I suggested the walk wasn't entirely a cake walk. Not far from the end-point (Life Guard station) I enquired whether there was a bench upon which I might sit to relax when we got there. Turns out there is. The walking wasn't especially hard going but the pain of my broken ribs is constant and there are times I think I might prefer something less energetic (if in fact any such thing exists). However when we reached the Life Guard station I quickly got myself up the stairs to the bench and we both sat there, I as always in the warm morning sunshine.
Lest I leave the impression that my life is but one endless repetition of paltry undertakings (though I confess I am hard pressed to deny the value of any exercise), I hasten to add that upon my return to the apartment (and following a thoroughly enjoyable nap) I recovered by stretching upon the recliner chair in my bedroom with my copy of H. W. Fowler's "A Dictionary of Modern English Usage" (April 22, 1926). This - allow me to assure you if by chance you are unfamiliar with the manuscript - is dangerously close to boring. It does however achieve the undeniable advantage of pedagogy and detail which for many people who are so inclined in the literary world is unmatched. I readily admit that my persistence gave way to random searches for topics which I felt for one reason or another would be more apt or stimulating. To acquaint oneself with the Mr. Fowler's details is to a degree a lost advantage as he himself proclaims the value of usage above method; which is to say that what counts in matters literary as in so many others is the recognition of choice. Some things just don't lend themselves to repetition.