Alright so maybe I didn't march OUT of the ocean, but I was REALLY close to the water and I got sand in my gillies. If I HAD TO I think I could probably pull off a quick march completely underwater before Neptune swam over and angrily threw his trident through my bagpipe.
As I marched out onto a very populated section of Canon Beach I was greeted by very confused stares from the MANY beach-goers on that day. I met their stares with a half-witted salute or a meager "Hi".
Striking up to Scotland the Brave I trudged through the sand and up the beach to the Corrado family's house, where a 60th wedding anniversary was being held. Grateful that I had somehow piped up to the correct house/group I played several sets and mingled with the extremely friendly and generous Corrado family!
Special thanks to Missy Lowes who agrees that bagpipes sound best above water and in front of large groups of people.