As a kid I remember asking for a pool.
My dad: "You have a camp on the St. Lawrence River. We're not getting a pool."
And he'd bring us almost daily when it was hot for a quick dip.
Fast forward to decades later...
My kids: "Mama, can we get a pool?"
Me: "We live in a coastal town. You can swim in the ocean. We're not getting a pool."
And so we take advantage in the summer.
We're here multiple times a week.
And I finally brought my camera.
We usually go in the late afternoon, when the tourists who do beach days have left. It's quite frequent we have the beach to ourselves.
I pinch myself that this is our home sweet home. These kids are mighty lucky that the ocean is their "pool".