I finally found my way to a swim today.
I love the way the beach is part of the community, with the village off to one side, farms all around and a caravan park just over the dunes.
The water's just a scotche warmer than the water in Maine before I left.
I love that there are kids everywhere (maybe because it's a tourist town and people are on holiday?), even in the pubs, and out late into the evening because it stays light out so late (I might love it less if they were my kids). The parents all seem so gentle and patient (again, maybe the vacation effect), and with their Irish blue eyes and sweet little Irish accents, so, so cute.