I love swimming after work. I hurry home to change into my bathing suit and pack a light supper. Driving to the little beach on the Chesapeake Bay closest to my home takes longer than it does weekends. Tension accumulated during the rush hour drive is erased by the waves lapping the shore, the lightly salted water, and the warm sand. I relax and smile.
Sitting in the park, people watching, and making small talk with strangers: some of my favorite things to do in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon.
I found this lion in my old photos. (I’m still recuperating from the broken toe.) He’s one of many varied statues in Mount Vernon Park, four squares that surround the Washington Monument.
Architecture buffs, city planners, and history buffs may enjoy a tour.
I’m getting the urge to visit again soon.
Swimming on my birthday (May 13) is a dicey proposition in Maryland. The Rock Hall post prompted this memory.
Is my pride in analysis warranted or misplaced?
I start testing the Chesapeake Bay temperature in late April. The results fall into one of these categories:
- Run away
- Okay…..not really
- Nice enough
This year’s results: 4. Okay…..not really. I swam for 10 minutes anyway.
If I can swim before Memorial Day Weekend…..Score! Success!
I love taking my dog to the beach during the winter. Often we’re alone. I love finding evidence that others enjoy the cold breezes and winter skies at the beach.
The air was still…
Reapply insect repellent
Relax…take a dip
Swim to shore
Flies, many, bite my forehead
Step out of the water…
Run to the car
Last Friday was an unusual day at my usual spot on the Chesapeake Bay. Here’s hoping tomorrow follows the usual pattern.
Remember the July 12, 2016 blog post Not on vacation? Good news: the toe is healed.
I’m looking forward to visiting the Art Gallery of Fells Point this weekend.
Listening to the waves. Watching the shimmering light. Feeling the soft breeze.
Lots of little local beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. How do you like the view from North Point State Park?