BeezleBub and I were out on the water by 7:15 this morning, on our way over to the south end of Paugus Bay to fill the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout's tank with gas. That early in the morning there are few boats out on the lake, making it a joy to be out there. We also wanted to get to the marina just as the gas dock opened in order to 'beat the rush' to gas up, as happens so often on weekends.
We were back out on the main part of the lake by 8:45 and already the water was getting choppy, the boat traffic having quadrupled compared to an hour earlier.
Later in the day BeezleBub and I headed to the town beach. Needless to say there were a lot of people there as the photo below can attest. But at least it wasn't overcrowded like so many other public beaches can be.
One thing I can say after spending a couple of hours observing all of the folks at the beach is that there are definitely some women that should not, under any circumstances, wear a two piece bathing suits. Some women at the beach should have given up the practice a decade or two ago. Others should never have started. One such would have made my lovely wife Deb look like a refugee from a concentration camp.
One young lass, maybe 17 or 18 years of age, needed to gain about 20 pounds. She was so underweight that we could see every one of her ribs, her face looked shrunken, and every tendon, ligament, and sinew was clearly visible under her skin. It made me want to scream at her “Eat Something!!” Even if she did, I have no doubt that we would be able to see what she ate as it made its way through her digestive tract.
Not that women were the only ones guilty of underdressing. There were plenty of men out there who were guilty of wearing something only a competitive swimmer should wear. I saw quite a few men of all ages wearing Speedos while suffering from Dunlap Disease, as in “My belly done lap over my shorts.” Not a pretty picture. There were plenty of other beach fashion faux pas committed by the male visitors at the beach, some of which are far to disturbing to mention here.
But none of that ruined the day as the weather was quite cooperative.
Even as I post this, our day is not done. We will be heading out once again on the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout to enjoy some fireworks at Weirs Beach. We, like hundreds of others, will anchor off the beach to watch the display. Heck, I might even get a few photos.