Yesterday was stifling... By 3 pm the bottom of our house, the part with no AC, was like an oven, so we went to East Matunuck Beach. It was packed not only with people of all shapes and sizes, but with at least a hundred multicolored umbrellas. Water was unusually warm for mid July and tiny blobs of purple seaweed floated everywhere close to shore. Once I got in over my head the seaweed was less noticeable. Waves were not spectacular, but it sure felt good to float in water and catch a few good rides. After three summers without Ted it is a real treat to have him set up his chair next to mine and join me in the water. I'm lucky to have such a great spot only 10 minutes away. Will try to remember my camera next time.