Here at Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates we don’t take credit for perfect Outer Banks beach days, but we’re also not shy about mentioning them when they come along. Almost any day on the beach is is an improvement over any other place, but every once in a while, a day comes along that calls out for special mention.
Today was one of those days.
To understand what made today so perfect a little of physics . . . or may meteorology . . . or maybe a combination
It’s hot today-temperatures in the low 90’s not much of a breeze, but the ocean water temperature is hovering around 69 or 70. Walking from the car to the beach, perspiration forms immediately; step over the dune line and the air temperature falls by four or five degrees making it warm but tolerable.
Not much wave action today-surfers will have to wait for another chance, but the gentle waves and cool water temperature made for a something special on the beach.
At first there’s a shock entering the water because the difference between the air and water temperature is significant, and then the body adjusts and it becomes the most invigorating, extraordinary sensation imaginable.
Oh sure, some perfectly forgettable but wonderfully readable novel calls to you at the beach chair and there’s a cold drink in the cooler, but for that 10 or 15 minutes in the water, the world is a perfect place.