Beyond the Books: Beach versus Pool
I love...the BEACH! Well, let's get a little more specific. I don't like hot weather. I don't like crowds (I could easily be a hermit). So, you might be asking yourself "how can she like the beach if she doesn't like hot weather or people?" I'm very specific in my beach preferences. I like the Oregon Beach...because it's often windy, rainy, and not crowded. However, there are times when the Oregon Beach is filled with people, often during the Summer months, and warmer than average. For instance, this past weekend it was 81; that's incredibly warm for the Oregon Coast. The water is very cold (numbingly cold) and tide-pools are a common sight along the coastline. Now, there is a definite climate difference as you make your way down the coastal stretch of Oregon. The northern Coast is stormy, the central Coast is foggy, and the southern Coast is warmer. The terrain changes as well. So beautiful!
While I do enjoy pools, I do not like the chlorine that is required for sanitation purposes. It dries my skin out horribly and leaves me feeling sticky and stinky! It also makes my skin burn much faster...even while wearing sunscreen.
Beyond the Books is a weekly event hosted by Karen at Kissin Blue Karen. Feel free to join in :)