“…vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing. ” E.F. Benson.
Doing nothing at all is difficult for a perpetual doer although the prospect of bathing and basking on the shore does hold a certain appeal 🙂 Unfortunately being very fair-skinned with freckles means such a notion is completely out of the question. The pain of sunburn and the inability to remain largely anonymous due to a brilliant scarlet glow and thermodynamic output in excess of one yottajoule (sufficient to cause charring of nearby organic materials) is too much to contemplate.
Walking, photography and sailing are the present past-times of choice and all are proving highly enjoyable. Admittedly it’s a little warm to be hiking around but with plenty of sun lotion, a hat and copious amounts of water, getting out and about on foot is the best way to explore the shoreline and it’s undiscovered treasures. My knees don’t thank me but who cares – they’re only knees. I can always crawl if things get desperate and I’m sure it won’t look any stranger than my stilted upright gait!