The boys, Bing and I went to the beach today. We’ve all been struggling getting back into our routines and school and today was just beautiful and no one had to be anywhere and we’re spoiled and lucky to live so close to the beach, so we packed a lunch and went.
We went to our regular Beach #1 at the Canaveral National Seashore. Since school is now in session throughout Florida and most vacationers are gone, we had the beach to ourselves for the first couple of hours. Early in the afternoon, an older couple marched down the boardwalk and headed up the beach with their chairs and books and cooler. We all nodded hello and didn’t think much else about them. They were about 100 yards away from us and upped the total of beachgoers to a whopping 7 (5 of us, 2 of them).
Bing and I were happily ignoring each other, reading our books and snacking. The boys were out in the water playing some kind of football game that involved using Andy as the actual football. It was only when the boys came up to eat “second lunch” that we noticed. Well, Bing and I didn’t notice, but the boys are young, weren’t reading and have way better eyes and they noticed. Noticed what, you ask?
Well, they noticed that the lovely older couple we’d only recently nodded to as they joined us on the beach was romping butt nekkid in the surf. I didn’t believe the boys at first. Neither did Bing. It was only when they found the camera and used the zoom that Bing and I accepted that, for once, they were not exaggerating. See? I’m sharing the picture here for you to enjoy as well.
I dunno. The boys were kind of freaked out about the whole thing. It made me smile. Good for that couple! They weren’t bothering anyone. They weren’t close to us and it wasn’t like they were running around playing volleyball or doing yoga or something. I just hope they had good sunscreen.
And, I would much rather be a football field away from nekkid old folks than a great big shark any day.