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6. CAPE G/LZETTE, Friday, March 3 - Monday, March 6, 2006 CLINTON Lives in De William & M nomics; Collel ball and basel ber since 2002 BUNTING DAVE DILLEHAY wey Beach, 37; Lives in Rehoboth, 25; try, 1990, eco-George Washington ;e sports - foot- U n i v e r s i t y, 2 0 0 3 , ball; RBP mem- political science; College sports - varsity swimteam; RBP member since 2002. DAN MATrA Lives in Lewes, 28; Delaware State University, 2001, physical education; College sports - varsity track; RBP member since 1997. A.J. HEMPHILL BRANDON SMITH Lives in Rehoboth Beach; Lives in Rehoboth Beach; age 23; College - University of 24; Lehigh University, 2005, Maryland, 2004, marketing political science major; major; RBP member since College sports - soccer; RBP 2001. member since 2002 )VOW* ( ditor's Sean Kelly accompanied five members of ~he Sussex County Lifesaving Association, alll members of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, to Australia where they are competing in the World Lifeguarc~ Championships. The following is an account of thkir daily experiences.) Spe~ You've gotta 1 it's snowing. your destinatioi Bunting called 1~ and asked me if his sprint relay j World LifeguardI There was a lo By Sean Kelly 'ial to the Cape Gazette ,ve it when you're leaving town and u've gotta love it even more when is Australia. My friend Clint Le about two and a half months ago [ was interested in photographing team in Lorne, Australia, for the Championships (WLC). ag pause and my reply was, "Is this a trick question.~' I went on to say if I couldn't get the vacation tim~ off, I would quit my job and worry about finding a new one when I got back from There are in your life when you have tp take a step back and ask your@If "What's the point?" It's tru~ that it is more likely to happe~i when you find out a bunch of ~ther people have won the millioh fact that you s[ came out a lose seem fair. Usuall this question or vein, like when one in "full Cle' an outfit cons patent leather sl :iollar lottery; the ent a dollar and r, well it doesn't y though, you ask a more serious you meet some- reland, which is isting of white toes and a white belt. The month oflMarch is a good time though to r~flect on the burn- ing issues of wh~re you are going in life. In othea~ words, you are tired of waiting ~n people; you are sick of putting up with their demands; you are tired of their complaining; yop can't take their criticisms anymbre and you have had it up to her with their prob- "Down Under." Ironically, my two biggest photo shoots were from the Bunting gang from Delmarva. My first paid gig was with Dr. Lucy Bunting (one of the biggest because it was the first). She commissioned me to adorn her office in Georgetown with black and white images of local spots. You know her old office - the one with the giant wooden tooth in front. I tried in vain to get her to paint it white (it looked like a cav- ity), but she wanted to show off the natural grain and color of the wood, of course! And the second biggest. will be Australia, for obvious reasons, but I've always wanted to surf Bells Beach, and to see a platypus and a wombat in real life! Clint Bunting was joined by Dan Matta, AJ. Hemphill, Brandon Smith and Dave Dillehay for the trip to compete in the WLC. All of the lifeguards are from the Rehoboth Beach Patrql. All of the guards placed very high in the USLA (United States Continued on page 68 AROUND TOWN Nancy Katz lems. This can only mean one thing: either you are married or just plain exhausted. This wearing down of the spirit attitude is universal, Some place in the animal kingdom a species such as an elephant is contemplat- ing the same changes, while swal- Sean Kelly photos Signs like this were common in store windows during the World Lifesaving Championships in Australia. lowing an entire loaf of bread. March has now replaced the The people getting away in the They too are sick of things - well, months of January and February month of March are the locals. it's mostly rough skin and disgust- as a time to get away. People can't They have packed their carry-on ing looking people staring at them take it when it doesn't snow luggage with tons of books that through a plate glass window in enough to justify a mass exodus; include such philosophical topics the zoo. We have the same experi- there is no joy in writing post as Zen advice; finding their space, ence as theseanimals only it takes cards to your neighbors bragging not including parking; freeing place on Route 1. Have you ever about your 70 degree weather themselves of latent hostilities; looked over at the person driving when they are enjoying balmy overcoming bedwetting; the car next to you? Sweet mother temperatures in the 80s. What's repressed memories of Vietnam, of Moses! !! the fun of that? even though they have never been Overwhelmed by these philo- You may be wondering though, there; and how to survive living sophical questions, you can count if everyone leaves in March, why next door to a hand carved mail- on the American people as they is there so much traffic out on the box with a duck on the top that have been known to do over the highway? It's clogged. Where did quacks. years, to rise to the occasion and these people come from and Many locals willbe occupying come up with a solution, which is where are they going? the beaches in the Caribbean this usually packing their bags and We don't know the answer toMarch, contemplating that fork in heading to a warm climate, where that question, other than to the road. Not to worry though, all they will drink massive quantities assume DelDOT has programmed questions.will be answered upon of rum, throw out their L-5 spinal cars to head in both directions on the return trip, when that fork in disc doing the limbo and propose a continuous basis so as. to take the road turns into their answer, to some native named Queen people's mind off the fact that "survival," at least as it pertains to Ratofala, which in her native lan- DelDOT doesn't have change for your future on Route One. Hey guage means Big Mama Phase a dollar bill. Just kidding of it's not only good to be back, but Three. course, with a tan no less. ~~~Ilk : i