Wednesday, April 27, 2005

It's Still Cold At The Beach

My husband loves to go to the beach, and I do, too. However, hubby always assumes that whenever it is sunny and mild several miles inland, the same weather will prevail at the beach. I know better because I grew up by the water. It is invariably at least ten degrees cooler at the beach plus there is a stiff breeze blowing as well. Hubby grew up in Greenpoint.

We went to the beach today. Though there had been showers in the morning, the sun came out in the afternoon. I brought my jacket. Hubby did not want to bring his, but decided to toss it in the car at the last moment. It was a good thing he did. Only a few people had left their footprints in the sand today. The water was choppy and the air was misty. To me, it was a great day for a walk along the water's edge. Hubby wanted to know how long it will be before it's a good day for the beach. I told him that might be in July.

But I like it better now, when there's nobody there except the sea gulls. Today I listened to the lulling sound of the surf. In July, somebody's CD player will be blasting out music.

3 comments:

Leann said...

I can definetly relate on the beach issue. I love the beach, but I know it's always going to be at least 10 to 15 degrees cooler and a stiff wind blowing to boot when we go. The best time for the Oregon coast is September. Winds die down and the water is freezing cold! Not to mention kids are in school!!

Lita said...

I always avoid the shore in the summer. October is my favorite month to visit. The water is still warm, the breeze has slowed down a bit and the crowds have headed back home.

My husband has been spending a lot of time down there this past week. The strippers were running strong.

Leann said...

Hi Penelope

Thanks for the positive feed back on my blog. I'm looking forward to the second opinion, just to put my mind at ease and get some questions answered.

Thanks again