I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! I definitely had a blast. A few of my friends visited from Germany and it was a full three days of immersion in a language I started learning last week. Lots of gutteral "guuSCHH-GHHHUUH-ISH" *cough*
Yesterday I found myself in Inverness, which is a sleepy little beach town 1.5 hours from San Francisco, nestled in the Point Reyes National Seashore. My friends' friend has a cottage right on the water and is a Professor Emeritus. He has an MD, PhD, and MPH, and currently devotes his life to doing research on occupational safety, health, and working conditions. I don't think there is enough support for people to be safe and healthy when they work, and it breaks my heart when people need to sacrifice their health to feed their families, etc., so I think his research is really noble and worthwhile.
Anyways, it was 55-60°F, but I jumped into the water anyways for your viewing pleasure, and I've got to say that the water was salty, muddy, and full of slimy, solicitous seaweed that kept brushing up against my body and nether regions no matter where or how I swam. A little bit of the video is cut out where I say, "Oh, I guess since this is for social media, I should pretend that everything's perfect and I have lots of money and am in a tropical paradise." before I drop back into cold-ass, muddy water with seaweed up my cootch.
Afterwards, we returned to the tiny cottage and ate fresh, local fish prepared with an Old German recipe, salad greens from the garden, homemade Elderflower Italian soda, and local ice cream they kept in old Sauerkraut jars. Sehr lecker! It was really fobby and very wholesome :)
How was your holiday?