Is it ever too cold to take the plunge?
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the beach. Any excuse I can find, I'm there. There's something about the way the salt air smells. The feel of sand in between my toes. The wind blowing my hair into my eyes. The calling of the birds. All of the little critters scurrying in the sand. But right now, the closest I can get to the ocean is the local pool. Not even close to being the same, but at least it's outdoors. However, because it's winter there's a huge dome covering it. Which has resulted in the water being too hot, well at least for me. Over the last couple of months, I've watched as person after person, entered the pool area and dip their hand in the water. Then make some kind of face - from a mild frown to out-and-out disgust. Then every last one of them made a hasty retreat. Yeah, I get it. I'm not from here. What is cold to me isn't to others. I wear shorts when it's sixty degrees outside and everyone else is bundled up in seven layers