Afternoon update: I did go riding today, and got 20 miles. It was 73 degrees when I left at 3:00. I found where our off-shore calm had gone, as there was some wind from the South and East. I was too tired to put the kayak in when I got back, but did enjoy sitting on the beach after dinner, where it was 70 degrees when I went down, but cooler when I walked the beach at sunset.
Since you will probably see this on the 22nd, be sure to wish Mark (and his cousin-out-law, Aimee) a Happy Birthday! I’ll be nice and not make any jokes about all those candles. (Especially since there’d be the same # for me. )
— Your Northern Correspondent, Pooh
Here is a Beach Day personality quiz. Pick which picture looks like the perfect beach day to you, then check below for your personality type:
A. (Dark and Cloudy) Air Temp ~ 55
B. (Mayflies) Air Temp ~ 60
C. (Swimmers) Air Temp ~ 65
D. (Like Glass) Air Temp ~ 75
A. “Keeps the riff-raff out.” You are a curmudgeon.
Or, “If I’m on the beach -> Then it must be a beach day. Q.E.D”. You are a pragmatist.
B. “Oh Boy, Mayflies!!!” You are probably either a seagull, or another mayfly.
C. “But I’m not cold!” Said with blue and chattering lips. You are a child, or have a child-like enthusiasm. You may be swimming on Day A. also.
D. “I’ve got the sunscreen and my towel, let’s go!” You are a beach hedonist. You are also missed — Wish you were here! All of you. You know who you are.
The obvious answer is D. warm enough to swim, calm enough to kayak.
also perfect for sitting and watching for boats. or napping. or reading.
and calm enough for a very young Ashlan to ‘make some circles.’
All of the above at different times and years.
Love the mayfly picture.
Wish I were there too.
I was gonna vote for all of the above too but Jay beat me to it.
Plus I’ll add 10 degrees and snowpants!