Thursday, April 30, 2009

Between the flags

THURSDAY MORNING


It's pouring with rain this morning, but not quite as chilly as yesterday...or maybe that's just because it's not as early. There is almost nobody around, although the flags are up. I walk slowly under my big red umbrella, noticing one of the regular swimmers walking along the beach with her friend. She is probably in her late 60s (if not 70s) and I see her almost every day going off for her ocean swim with her swim-cap and snorkel.

The two of them walked down to the north side of the beach, she took off her fleece, handed it to her friend together with the umbrella, and slipped into the water.

6 comments:

Badger said...

I love that you are starting your Thursday just as I am ending my Wednesday, my friend on the other side of the world.

trashalou said...

Oh that does look chilly there this morning.

eurolush said...

Am shivering at the thought of an early morning ocean swim. What a good friend she has to help her. When we're old, I'll come hold your fleece for you.

Julia said...

Quite big waves there! How is the undertow? My home slice of the Atlantic (in SC) only gets waves like that when big storms are out at sea, or heading inland, so I'm quite impressed.

Tuli said...

I would love to swim with the lady in red. What an adventure!

RW said...

I have heard of such people but never seen them before.