I went to the beach, Ocean City Maryland, this weekend for another great long weekend. While at the beach, I worked for the Beach Patrol. The weather was great all weekend except for a few hours of drizzle on Friday. Unfortunately the surf was very small, bordering on nonexistent so I could not surf in the mornings before work or the evenings after work. Oddly enough the weather and surf conditions in the middle of August this year remind me more of the middle of July when the air is hot and the surf is small.
The highlight of our weekend trip occurred at the Beach Patrol’s annual awards banquet where I received an award for ten years of service. Amazing to think that I have been associated with an organization for ten years – as a lifeguard no less. I intend to compose a more carefully considered essay on what I love so much about the Beach Patrol and post it here in the next few days to weeks. For now, I think that it is enough to say that I had a great trip this past weekend and have loved all ten years of being a part of the Beach Patrol.