It’s December 16th, and it’s already been a very cold month at the beach, and now it looks like we are going to get snow today!! Actually this time of year I enjoy the chillier temperatures and seeing the white stuff falling, but then as soon as the Holidays are over, I want spring…
Officially I don’t think winter starts until December 21st this year, but you could have fooled me. It’s been in the 30’s here for most of the month. So call me crazy, I’m going to bundle up today and go and walk the boardwalk.
I like to walk the boardwalk in the cold weather. It’s a very special feeling you get when you’re invigorated by the cold watching the ocean waves rolling in and seeing your breath exit your mouth. I don’t worry about crowds either, I can hog up the whole boardwalk if I want to!
The cold also makes you walk faster so you gain more cardio benefits. Sometimes when I walk the boardwalk while it’s snowing I feel like I’m inside a snow globe that is being shook up, with the snow going every which way. Then I stick my tongue out and see if I can catch some snowflakes. It’s like drinking from a snow faucet.
Big decision should I wait until it starts to snow to go walk, or go now and be on the boardwalk when it starts? Hmmmmm… I’m going to go now and watch the tiny flakes just starting to appear.
Oh, and I have this theory about shoveling snow. If you wait long enough, it becomes unnecessary!
Footnote: I went. It snowed. It’s still snowing. Enjoy a few pictures from the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City!