It is broiling hot here in New England (like it isn't most everywhere else??) so after yesterday's three mile out and back walk along the sliver of Napatree Point beach to see the WWI fort remains I was not in a hurry to run today. I walked instead.
The fort was very cool and just slightly more overgrown than the last time I was there - 40 years ago (maybe less). I have been reading a book, Sudden Sea, which is a recounting of the 1938 New England hurricane that did more damage in America than any natural disaster in the 20th century. It bounced off Florida, zipped up the Atlantic coast in 24 hours, pummelled Long Island without a weather forecast warning of any hurricane and essentially wiped out the state of Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. Of the hundred of homes lost along the coast, my grandparent's home where I am right now was one of the few to survive. Holy smokes.
Anyway, after the long beach walk, the social event of the summer last night (nothing to get jealous about) and the arrival of Susie, I took the next morning as an occasion to walk with Susie and see how life is treating her. We went 3 miles, caught up on things and then visited her parents.
The afternoon was spent soaking in the ocean to stay cool or sitting under the umbrella on our beach. Sure beats a day at the office. I finally took my watch off so I officially do not care what time it is.