Breakfast for Two at T-Ray's
With summer coming to an end we decided the time was right to announce the winner of our first contest
and announce that we have many more contests planned to help you get through the holiday season.
Our sponsors have inundated us with prizes that range from free nights at local hotels, river cruises, gift certificates for lunches and dinners at a variety of locations and so much more. All of this giving has created a Santa Claus mood in our offices. We have lots of prizes to give away before Father Christmas flies to Fernandina Beach to bring you even more.
So looking back at our first published contest (on May 28) we were looking for the best explanation of why our beaches are frequented so much more by women than men. We felt it was time to give away the breakfast for two at the best kept secret breakfast place in town. But first before we announce the winner, we wanted to share some of the entries we received.
Our reader msmel said:
Females will gravitate to the side of nature, after all mother nature is “female”. The female gender,depending on the age group, will also get up earlier than their male counterparts walk the beach (particularly when the tide is going out in early morning)and return to the partner with plans for the day.
Amelia Private Eye was of the opinion that:
When a woman prepares to go for a walk on the beach, she does so with a bit of selfish intent. She actually goes for long walks on the beach to GET AWAY from the men in her life.
Peachphish came up with the answer that:
A walk on the beach can be exercise without being too “exercis-y”. No special gear required, no weights or weight machines, no dumbbells (both the kind with weight and the kind that pick up on you at the gym) and you can set your own pace. If you can get one of your girlfriends to join you, you can gossip your way through a workout almost without realizing that you’ve been exercising – sweet!
suzannabanana shared that the local beach makes her feel very safe, reason why women like to walk here more than in other crowded places and destinations.
But then mooney1el thought deepest about the issue and came up with two supporting explanations that rang a note with us. She said:
It is simple and natural. Women are gatherers, men are hunters. The women are out on the beach gathering (shells, shark teeth, sunshine, exercise). The men are out hunting (food, recreation, solitude); followed up by a more sneering: The men don’t have time to go to the beach because they are too busy exercising their thumbs on the remote control.
So we decided that she really didn’t walk the beach for exercise but to gather and collect, which will eliminate any guilt feelings on our side when we send her Breakfast for Two at T-Ray’s.
Thanks for all the answers and fun comments. Stay tuned, tomorrow we’ll announce the Photo Contest Winner and then next week you’ll see the start of our Contest Corner.
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