A Day at the Beach!

I can’t remember the last time we went an entire summer without going to the beach.

The combination of COVID-19 and a revised teaching schedule made it a bit more challenging to plan a visit, but we were finally able to make it down the shore today, even though we missed summer by about five days.

The beach is one of my favorite places to go to, and I am quite content just sitting there reading and watching life go by.

I also made sure I took a quick dip despite the cool water and air temperatures, so at least that streak is still alive. After that, it was time to sit by the edge of the water with my toes in the sand and just watch the waves.

Hopefully, we will get the chance to spend part of next summer down the shore.

It’s one of my happy places…

*The photo above is of my son Pat taking a picture of the ocean, which looked a little rougher than usual.


52 thoughts on “A Day at the Beach!

  1. I’m a beach lover too. Our flat in Spain is just facing the Mediterranean see. All we had to do is take the elevator down cross the street and we’re at the beach. I miss playing in the sand. Hopefully for next year sounds like a nightmare for me. I want it to be surely 😭

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    1. wow – your place in Spain sounds perfect. We had a chance to visit Barcelona a couple of years ago and we fell in love with the city.

      Let’s plan to compare beach visits next year… πŸ™‚


  2. We live right on the Pacific Ocean. It’s easy to take for granted when it’s right there. What streak are you referring to? I suspect it involves years that you have gone swimming in the ocean. Now, if it involves swimming while checking your WordPress stats, I think we’d better get you some help.🀣

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    1. how lucky for you to be so close to the ocean! and yes, the streak refers to years where I have gone in the ocean; I was a little hesitant to bring my phone into the water to check my stats… πŸ™‚

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  3. so many things are different this year, happy you were able to at least take a quick dip in the water. and just sitting there is so calming, as you said. yes, here’s to next year’s summer beach season –

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  4. We made the beach while we were visiting relatives in Cornwall recently. We just knew the puppy would bark at his first sight of the waves. He wasn’t brave enough to get more than his feet wet though.

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  5. Nice you were able to get that day at the beach Jim. There is something very calming sitting and watching the waves come in. I never considered the ocean much until I went to France last year and was able to sit at the beach and look out over the Mediterranean Sea, very nice indeed! Hopefully next year will be a much better time and you can get to the beach more. Have a great day Jim!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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