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 wanted a quiet birthday weekend a few years ago: swimming, listening to music, art galleries, and some shopping. Rock Hall, opposite my usual spot on the Chesapeake Bay fit my needs.
The tiny beach with an expansive view across the Chesapeake Bay….. fantastic for relaxing swims and picnics. Friendly folks and cheerful small talk…..I really enjoyed it.
A fantastic intimate music venue right in town, the Mainstay, had Dick Durham and Stef Scaggiari, a super piano concert. World famous musicians often perform at the Mainstay in sleepy Rock Hall.
Seafood galore, yummy blueberry waffles for breakfast, and lunch to go…..I love eating on the beach. I love eating! Casual, relaxed, delicious dining is a Rock Hall specialty.
The shops on Main Street and Oyster Court, including a farmers market surprised me with several gifts (including one for me) and more goodies (strawberries) for lunch on the beach.
Go, for a peaceful, relaxing, seafood-full weekend, visit Rock Hall.
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.
In addition to swimming, relaxing, and making small talk my usual spot on the Chesapeake Bay boasts terrific people watching.
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.
I love hot sand and cold water. Shade trees and piers are icing on the cake.
Betterton is calling my name…..I’ll be back soon.
Matapeake Beach…..after swimming I chatted with a woman about the beautiful beach and admired her Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.