The short version of the story: don’t pay any heed to the forecast, pack for whatever you might want to do. With hurricane Bill off the coast the forecast was for a cloudy, stormy day and yet when we went for a drive along the ocean we found it sunny and beautiful all morning.
The water was on the cold side and Zane was pretty reluctant to spend much time in it. That and the big waves which would suddenly swamp him from out of nowhere. We played in the water for a while, then a break in the wagon, then back to the water. What finally ended all thoughts of water play were the three dump trucks another kid had brought. Zane is good at taking over someone’s toys and Faith is good at chatting with the parents.
Afterwards, in between changing clothes, Zane made a break for it and streaked the parking lot.