This past Saturday I was over at the Spinnaker's Reach beach area taking pictures of a family reunion. Family reunions happen all the time on the beaches of the Crystal Coast.
We are a great place to get together, relive old times and make some new memories. Saturday was a hot day on the beach. I suspect some good beach memories were made that day.
The people whom I had come to photograph already had some fresh memories of a little too much sun the day before.
It is not hard to explain to people that white northern bodies sunburn. It is just very difficult to get people to pay attention.
Temperatures got into the eighties on Saturday. It was a good dry run for this weekend when we will see the first of the much anticipated summer visitors.
Memorial Day is the traditional kick-off for the summer vacation season. I know all of us here on the coast are ready to share our beaches and waters for a while.
At the rate the weather has been going, some visitors might get to do serious fishing before some of us locals.
In the last 36 hours the temperature dropped over thirty degrees. We have only recovered a couple of degrees, and our rainfall total is now over two inches.
The long range forecast has us warming up by Wednesday with some really nice weather this weekend unless the storm in Florida somehow ends up impacting us.
I would rather have rain and cold now instead of this weekend. After all we cannot complain very much, it was snowing in Edmonton, Alberta this morning.
Even wet, sixty degree beach sand looks better than snow.
I will just remember back to the nice weather last week when I wrote this piece, Peace on the Beach.