7.18.2006

Walk it off

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.

7 comments:

Lara said...

Flippin' bliss.

Susan said...

Relaxation seems to be bringing out the softer side of David. I like that.

Anonymous said...

I love your website. It has a lot of great pictures and is very informative.
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jeanne said...

ain't new england the best place on earth?

i wish i could go back...you're a very lucky man david t.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Seems like crazy weather is not so new after all. First incredibly cold well into June, then rain like the great flood for weeks, then hot like hell. Are we getting meteorites next or what?

Joe said...

Envy, envy, envy. What a marvelous way to spend a summer day...thanks for your good writing, David!!

Jank said...

The public access channel over in Groton did a bunch of talks from the library on the hurricane - absolutely amazing to see, especially now that it's getting on to a century ago, and the large trees are growing back.