Halfmoon Lake Has Been Deserted (And Unseasonably Cold) This Last Week. I Am Still Swimming.
.by Anura Guruge
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That is a lonesome and kind of cold me.
Deanna takes the dogs early in the morning.
This has been quite a Summer. Lots of rain to begin with — but nowhere close to a record. Then a brutal heat wave for one week. More rain and then this cold spell in August that precipitated an eerily early fall foliage.
The lake, i.e., Halfmoon (which we use most often though I, as usual, swam in Winnipesaukee 5 or 6 times), is cold. Kind of a bummer. It was cold in June. It was too cold for me to go swimming till July 8 — and that is 2 weeks beyond my normal start. But, I am persevering with the swimming because when I stop swimming I know that the Summer is over. That it has been hot over the last few days have helped a tad, but the temp. at night is what we usually get in September.
We went to the beach around 5:40 pm on Monday — that being usually when we go since none of us like baking in the Sun. The whole beach, from one end to the other, as you can see from the pictures above, was empty. August 19. Beautiful afternoon/evening. It is as if people have given up on this Summer. We also went Wednesday and Thursday and there were a few people around. Yes, I know that schools have started in MA and in some parts of NH. But, it is sad. This is way too early to call quits on the Summer.
At least the ducks, Maya and I will try to get as much swimming as possible before it gets really cold. Maya will carry on swimming till November! Loves the water. Doesn’t mind the cold.