On a pleasant Saturday morning as we walked to the St. Simons Island fishing pier and lighthouse, we came upon the Glynn County Public Library's book sale.
Boxes of books lay on tables spread out upon a covered, brick-columned patio open to unexpectedly cool ocean breezes.
Friends and book lovers greeted each other and searched for treasures among a large selection of titles.
A woman at a check-out table said that the annual book sale is a major fund raiser for the library, explaining that the county only funds staff members' salaries, not the acquisition of new materials.
Taking a break from book-hunting, we sat on rocking chairs overlooking the ocean, which appeared as placid as a lake. As we enjoyed the sunshine, the climate change apocalypse seemed far away.
Meanwhile, rougher-looking islanders equipped with heavy-duty rods and reels fished upon the pier. One grinned and said "fish" when asked what he was casting for.
We repaired to a nearby restaurant, where we caught "the end of breakfast," before the shift to brunch, formerly known as lunch.
The omelettes looked the same on the menu, but brunch had more sandwiches.