I’ve not at all been additional grateful to reside correct down the road from the ocean! A justifiable share of people warned me that being in my remaining month of being pregnant by way of the highest of summer season season is maybe a bit robust, nevertheless fortuitously it hasn’t been too unhealthy. Happily, I’m in-doors all day in our air-conditioned office and love heading out to the seaside after work (on a non-rainy summer season season day), the place I can maintain cool and refreshed inside the night time waves. Ever since we moved to Charleston, we’re usually touring too often within the summertime to do one thing higher than occasional seaside visits. Now that we’re staying close to dwelling counting all the way in which all the way down to our girl’s due date, they’ve shortly turn into one among my favorite components of our routine.
Our seaside journeys are typically quick night time visits by way of the week, so we don’t should pack loads. We really maintain our seaside chairs, towels, and a seaside bag inside the trunk of the automotive so we’re on a regular basis capable of make an impromptu stop! I shared a bunch of my seaside requirements in this post, nevertheless after we spent almost a full day by the water on the Fourth of July, I wanted to share a additional detailed guidelines of what we stock for an prolonged seaside day. Significantly this time of the 12 months when the photo voltaic is so sturdy, we predict significantly rigorously about how we’re capable of maintain shaded, hydrated, and cozy, whereas nonetheless having enjoyable with the sand and sea to the fullest.
An outsized seaside umbrella is the most important game-changer all through this hottest time of the 12 months. Along with sustaining us safe from the photo voltaic’s rays, the temperature moreover drops inside the umbrella’s shade, making the afternoon heat rather more bearable. Enterprise & Pleasure makes a lot of the prettiest printed umbrellas, like this and this, that will likely be easy to establish even on the busiest days by the water. We stock our cooler with healthful and refreshing snacks, like cherries, raspberries, and watermelon, plus numerous extra water bottles, which we use to refill our useful Yeti tumblers all by way of the day. Actually, since we don’t spend all our time beneath the umbrella, I not at all go to the seaside with out a wide-brimmed hat and a great deal of sunscreen. Rounding out our beach bag, we throw in a few actions to have available, like games, books (I merely accomplished Bringing Up Bébé), and a portable speaker for listening to a podcast or our seaside day playlist. Thomas often packs his film digicam too, and the photos he has snapped to grab these reminiscences are a couple of of our all-time favorites.