Plenty of Socks at Lo Tide

We have arrived at the time of year when festival and events permeate my life. Last week Jenn announced that we have no free Saturdays until October.  Part of me is excited to be back to the grind and part of me is already longing for a Saturday free from work!

Yesterday we attended, as vendors, the Lo Tide Run in Carolina Beach.  This was the 8th annual Lo Tide Run whose goal is to raise money to assist local cancer victims in financial need in memory of Steve Haydu of Carolina Beach who died from cancer at a young age. This year there were 1950 runners pre-registered for the race and undoubtly over 2000 who ran (some registered the day of the race).

I had to up and at ‘em early – if you know me you probably know that is NOT my style. A 0530 wake-up call doesn’t make me a happy camper. However once we were set up and ready to go, I had an opportunity to wander to the beach and enjoy the sunrise.

The Solitude of Sunrise

The Birds enjoying the Beach with me

The Birds enjoying the Beach with me

Unfortunately on my journey to find a little early morning solitude, I discovered something that makes me very angry! Litter on the beach! I have little or no patience for litter anywhere, but to spoil such beauty is unconscionable!


In January I shared a post about attending the Step Up for Soldiers BBQ Cook-Off. In that post I showed 32 photos of feet and footwear. Yesterday as I returned to our booth from watching the sunrise, Jenn said ‘I think today you need to move up the leg a bit and take photos of socks’, a quick glance at the volume and uniqueness of socks told me she was right!


I spent my day asking if I could photograph socks. I did have my first inquiry asking if I had a foot fetish…I don’t. We had a fun, yet long, day at the Lo Tide Run. I hope they raised lots of money.

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