All this water: Undrinkable.  Jai and Pat tried a few times, tentative laps followed by vigorous head shaking.  The other cruel water trick was a hot tub at our rental house.  Pat jumped in after the chemical floater and the look on his face was pure WTF. 

People leash their dogs, big and little, to walk for miles on a mostly empty beach with the vast ocean, crashing and receding to crash bigger; wet sand reflecting the sky….almost beside the point. 

Speaking of which, I have about a week to get me and Jai's head back in the game.