Swimmingly

Hey you guys.  I’m at my dad’s house in Connecticut today because it’s the day after Father’s Day and I have a flexible schedule so we’re celebrating Father’s Day today, kind of.  Slash it’s also sort of Bring Your Daughter To Work Day because my dad works from home and I work from home so I’m sitting on the couch in his basement while he does sales things (whatever that is) and I do research and write in my blog and answer emails.  Bring Your Daughter To The Home Office In Your Basement Day.

My dad has a pool but the guys were just here this morning to vacuum it out so it’s still pretty green I guess.  But it’s sunny out and I want to go swimming.  So let’s talk about swimming you guys!  Also, on a related note, tomorrow is the summer solstice.  Is it?  Tomorrow?  Let me check.  Google confirms it.  Tomorrow is the Official First Day Of Summer.  Don’t you want to go swimming with me, everybody?!  Now, for your workday day-dreaming pleasure, a list of the best places I have ever been swimming.

1. Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  My family has a cottage in OOB and I love it there even though it is the Jersey shore of Maine.  Perhaps BECAUSE it is the Jersey shore of Maine.  Swimming in OOB requires a certain kind of disposition.  You have to commit.  None of this “I’ll go in if it’s not too cold” business.  It will probably be too cold but you have to go in anyway.  There are SUCH WAVES in Old Orchard Beach.  Super fun, smack you on your ass waves.  And some days when  you put your head under water you get a brain freeze.

2. Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts.  So pretty.  So historical.  Crystal clear water.  Close to my apartment.

3. Rendezvous Bay, Antigua.  I went here in 2008.  We had to hike about 45 minutes to get there because you can’t reach it by car.  Some people came in boats.  At one point, the boats left and my family left and it was just me and Billy floating in the ocean at an empty beach.  Magical!  You guys it was so magical.  Look at the water!

Right?

In conclusion, let’s go swimming you guys.  Who’s with me?  I’ll bring the sunscreen.  I don’t want you to get skin cancer.

What are the best places you’ve gone swimming?!

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8 responses to “Swimmingly

  1. Hi! I read your blog out loud to Amir and we love it!
    In response to this here post, Amir says best place to go swimming is Okanogan River in Kelowna, British Columbia. And of course every, and I mean every, beach in Israel. You guys should come and we’ll have such a blast!

  2. Mommy

    Agreed on OOB and Antigua. I haven’t been to Walden Pond, but when I was little my father would load up the Fairlane 500 with all six kids and my Mom and the hibacci and we’d go swimming at Holbrooks in Sutton, MA on hot summer Sunday afternoons. We’d bob around in big black inner tubes then lie on a blanket on the grass next to the car. Then we’d have a picnic. Then we’d change our clothes in the bath house with the creeky door that slammed behind you. That was a little bit of heaven.

  3. Judy

    One of my friends family had a small private pond on a small campsite in Millbury, I was about 19 years old and we went SKINNY DIPPING!! She was on one side of the pond and I was on the other!

  4. wil

    I love swimming in the ocean (the Gulf of Mexico). Love the buffeting/rolling waves. I once swam with a pod of friendly sea lions near La Paz, Mexico. It was awesome.

  5. Auntie Nancy

    Mexico. Tulum, in the cenotes. We swam in warm ocean water with colorful fish until we entered the fresh water of the cenote. At first it was sort of viscous, and then cool and clear with bland colored fish. And then we went back into the ocean water. It was amazing. Visually and experientially.

  6. Ok now i’m a little intimidated. I didn’t note the viscosity of the water at Holbrook’s. Geez, Nancy…

  7. The best was the ocean at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas when I went on the Disney cruise in 2008. Clear water that you could see through.

    I’ve done Walden Pond too. I love the history, but I don’t really like swimming in lakes or ponds. I’m much more of an ocean person.

  8. unck

    Now I would not say jerkey shore because there are no Snookies there but there are some Situations.

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