The heat wave continues and it's still very warm and humid. The temperature is fine, it's the closeness of the air that is uncomfortable. So, after three very sweaty days at work, and with a forecast of rain and cooler air on the way, we decided not to bother taking the kids to their scheduled weekly swimming lessons tonight and went down to the beach instead.
John and I swam and, for the first time, Angus joined us. Although Bella and Angus swim very well in a pool, they have both always been nervous of sea swimming; it is always too cold, the waves too big, the sea too unending. But today Angus had to be dragged out of the sea and he had such a great time, it was a joy to watch him. Bella, always the risk averse one, watched from the shore. Maybe next year.
We lay on the sand for a while then went to get fish and chips for tea. It was still so light when we left the beach at around eight, but the sun was just starting to drop down. Our annual heat wave evening swim, it was lovely.
I see that I wrote very similar posts last year and the year before, with similar photos. I hope I can write another this time next year - perhaps Bella will swim in the sea with us then.