Friday, September 14, 2012
Human Sand Crabs
When at Devil's Lake State Park for our evening walks, Larry and I see a lot of people enjoying the place in diverse ways -- fishing, hiking, rock climbing, picnicking, rollerblading, running, swimming, kayaking, taking photos, and playing sand volleyball, to name a few. We've stumbled upon weddings, receptions, birthday parties and reunions. We've even seen baptisms in the lake. But recently, we came upon a group of young male athletes, walking on all fours, derrieres in the air, on the beach. They seemed to be practicing something, but we couldn't tell what. There were several of them, walking like crabs in the sand, going back and forth and back and forth along the shoreline. Walking any distance that way would seem to be a challenge, but adding a sandy surface underneath your hands and feet would certainly compound the situation. At any rate, our walks are rarely dull at Devil's Lake!