"To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze ... such sweet wayfaring" William Wordsworth
Oh deary me! what a dilemma. Did you offer to swim out & retrieve it for them Joan
Nothing worse than being up the creek without a paddle.
Hope for their sake that the tide was coming in!
I didn't hang around to find out its fate. It was certainly heading off to the sea but not rapidly so there is a good chance that they rescued it. And I sure wasn't going to volunteer to go for a splash.