Do you know what the best part of going to the beach on a day that isn’t too sunny and too "perfect" is?
You get to have the beach to yourself.
You get to run into interesting characters who ask you such leading questions as, "Is it Beer O’Clock yet?"
You also get to pick as many shark’s teeth as you can find, and you make skeevy yet nice acquaintances (see above).
You get to play and swim and you accidentally get a tan because you decide that even though the sun is just as intense when there is cloud cover, that maybe it won’t apply this time.
You discover that even though you are paranoid about skin cancer and never really "tan" you actually managed to score a bit of nice brown color and you are thrilled.
And you discover that a little dip in the ocean guarantees a sound and dreamless night’s sleep.
Yet another reason why summer is wonderful.
Or well, why the beach can be wonderful.
Happy weekend, everyone!