On one of the last warm days in September this year, Beta asked me ever-so-sweetly to take her swimming. Silver Lake smells terrible at the end of summer (and that day was no exception), and, though Beta insisted that she didn’t mind the smell, I refused to take her there. The ocean was the only option! Meghan had to work on a book and Alpha didn’t feel like swimming, so Beta and I piled into the convertible and headed out.
One the closest spots we can go to see the ocean is Lynch Park in Beverly, MA. I picked it by browsing on Google Maps. We’d never been there, and didn’t know what to expect.
The water was cold and a little dirty (natural dirt, not pollution) so I elected to stay out, but Beta (and some paddle-boarders) braved the water. The park itself is gorgeous, with a spectacular view of Salem. There’s an amphitheatre, a short walkway along the ocean, and a broad expanse of grass for people to plan on.
We spent a couple of hours there until the air started to turn chilly, and then took the long way home to avoid the traffic snarls on I-95.