Sun Dial and Sand Castle

Ricky Blanton and his wife are from Savannah.    They’re sitting in front of a clock they built in the sand at St. Simons beach.   The clock is a sundial.   Historians trace the use of a sundial back to about 5000  BC.   Mechanical clocks did  not replace them until the middle ages.   This sundial did just what Ricky was expecting.  My watch read 11:30 a.m..  So did Ricky’s sundial.

Theere was another mouument to the past on the beach.    Whoever built this sandcastle was not nearby when I came upon it.  It’s very detailed.  There’s a moat and scores of turrets surrounding the castle.   Both it and the sundial by tomorrow will be gone with the tide.


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