I keep saying "This might be our last dip for 2019". And then it's not. The ocean is FREEZING (and yes, FREEZING in all caps), but the kids don't mind too much. In fact, Audra doesn't seem to notice it's like swimming in ice water. It's my favorite time of year to go to the beaches. Notice anyone else? Most of the tourists have left. Most of the kids are in school. We aren't complaining one bit.