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'T'YE, Friday, March 3 - Monday, March 6, 2006 . .. CAPE LIFE CLINTON Lives in De William & M nomics; Colle! ball and basel ber since 2002 BUNTING DAVE DILLEHAY DAN MATrA wey Beach, 37; Lives in Rehoboth, 25; Lives in Lewes, 28; at'y, 1990, eco- George Washington Delaware State University, ;e sports- foot- University,2003, 2001, physical education; ,all; RBP mem- political science; College College sports - varsity track; sports - varsity swimteam; RBP member since 1997. RBP member since 2002. AJ. HEMPHILL Lives in Rehoboth Beach; age 23; College - University of Maryland, 2004, marketing major; RBP member since 2001. BRANDON SMITH Lives in Rehoboth Beach; 24; Lehigh University, 2005, political science major; College sports - soccer; RBP member since 2002 (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 th Fir daily experiences.) By Sean Kelly Spe'ial to the Cape Gazette You've gotta 1 ,ve it when you're leaving town and it's snowing. u've gotta love it even more when your destinatio is Australia. My friend Clint Bunting called r Le about two and a half months ago and asked me if[ was interested in photographing his sprint relay lteam in Lorne, Australia, for the World Lifeguard I Championships (WLC). There was a lo 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 when I got back from Rehoboth gua00t',00ls take on Aust::alia "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 PatrQ1. All of the guards Sean Kelly photos Signs like this were common in store windows during the placed very high in the USLA (United States about finding a new one Continued on page 68 World Lifesaving Championships in Australia. 00ometimes hfe lust doesn'" " t seem fair There are s in your life lowmg an entire loaf of bread March has now replaced the The people getting away in the when you have t,) take a step back They too are sick of things - well, months of January and February month of March are the locals. and ask yours,;lf "What's the it's mostly rough skin and disgust- as a time to get away. People can't They have packed their carry-on point?" It's tru that it is more ing looking people staring at them take it when it doesn't snow luggage with tons of books that likely to happetL when you find through a plate glass window in enough to justify a mass exodus; include such philosophical topics out a bunch of (,ther people have the zoo. We have the same experi- there is no joy in writing post as Zen advice; finding their space, won the millioh lollar lottery; the ence as theseanimals only it takes cards to your neighbors bragging not including parking; freeing fact that you s[ent a dollar and place on Route 1. Have you ever about your 70 degree weather themselves of latent hostilities; came out a loser, well it doesn't looked over at the person driving when they are enjoying balmy overcoming bedwetting; seem fair. Usually though, you ask the car next to you? Sweet mother temperatures in the 80s. What's repressed memories of Vietnam, this question or a more serious of Moses! !! the fun of that? even though they have never been vein, like when you meet some- Overwhelmed by these philo- You may be wondering though, there; and how to survive living one in "full Cle'reland, which is sophical questions, you can count if everyone leaves in March, why next door to a hand carved mail- an outfit consisting of white AROUND TOWN on the American people as they is there so much traffic out on the box with a duck on the top that patent leather sltoes and a white have been known to do over the highway? It's clogged. Where did quacks. belt. _ years, to rise to the occasion and these people come from and Many locals willbe occupying Nancy Katz The month of March is a good come up with a solution, which is where are they going? the beaches in the Caribbean this time though to r flect on the burn- usually packing their bags and We don't know the answer to March, contemplating that fork in ing issues of wh,;re you are going lems. This can only mean one heading to a warm climate, where that question, other than to the road. Not to worry though, all in life In othea_ words, you are thing: either you are married or they will drink massive quantities assume DelDOT has programmed questions.will be answered upon tired of waiting ( n people; you are just plain exhausted, of rum, throw out their L-5 spinal cars to head in both directions on the return trip, when that fork in sick of putting up with their This wearing down of the spirit, disc doing the limbo and propose a continuous basis so as. to take the road turns into their answer, demands; you  re fired of their attitude is universal, Some place to some native named Queen people's mind off the fact that "survival," at least as it pertains to c-oomplaining; yoa can't take their in the animal kingdom a species Ratofala, which in her native lan- DeIDOT doesn't have change for your future on Route One. Hey criticisms anym+re and you have such as an elephant is contemplat- guage means Big Mama Phase a dollar bill. Just kidding of it's not only good to be back, but had it up to h r with their prob- ing the same changes, while swal- Three. course, with a tan., no less.