2017 Life Logs, Day 216: Can’t Stay Away from the Water
Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Weather: Sunny Day; High 80, Low 67 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

Even when we all agree that we just don’t need to go to the beach again, we end up going to the beach. After all, it is summer on Cape Cod and the beaches constantly beckon us to come enjoy. Since swim lessons ended yesterday, there was no reason that we had to go to the beach today. And a few days ago, all three boys said they just wanted to stay home and play. But yesterday, they changed their minds and wanted to spend the entire day at the each. I proposed a compromise where we would stay home in the morning and then spend the entire afternoon at the beach. That won full approval, so that is what we did. The boys decided to go to Wood Neck. We usually go 2-3 hours before low tide, but this time we arrived at dead low. Where Lazy River meets Buzzards Bay, it looked like a mini-delta at low tide with lots of sand bars exposed. All three boys enjoyed the shallow water with a sandy bottom with no rocks. We swam and snorkeled and jumped waves and then slowly worked our way back up Lazy River toward the marsh. Sam went ahead to be on the lookout for the arrival of friends Cole and Leo and their mom Jeanne. Ollie, Jonah, and I lazed in pools of very warm water and had sea weed battles. Once Cole and Leo arrived, we headed into the marsh where the water was even warmer. Jonah caught a big crab and Ollie collected tiny hermit crabs. Sam took the GoPro and experimented with underwater videos. The boys frolicked in the water and then Heather arrived. We spent more time playing in the marsh and then we headed back out to where Lazy River meets Buzzards Bay. Since the tide was coming in, we could then ride the tide back up the towards the marsh. It was a super fun afternoon at the beach.

The boys are programmed at this point to head to my place after time at the beach to take showers and have their coveted screen time. So, we all headed to Oma’s and decided to order sushi for dinner. Jed was riding his bike home from Woods Hole and didn’t get our message, but once he got home, we called him to fill him in our plans. In fact, we asked him to pice all headed to Oma’s and decided to order sushi for dinner. Jed was riding his bike home from Woods Hole and didn’t get our message, but once he got home, we called him to fill him in our plans. In fact, we asked him to pick up the sushi. We had a really lovely evening enjoying that sushi on the deck overlooking Falmouth Harbor.

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