Possibly my most favorite time of the year.  I do love me some shark week but I prefer to stay on dry land.  No boat is big enough for me.  Ask my husband about my obsessive water/ocean fears.  The first time I went to the beach in California (actually…my first encounter with the Pacific Ocean ever!) was met with this sign:

 Not the most welcoming and reassuring thing.  Needless to say, I did not get eaten at Stinson beach  but I definitely did not go swimming either.

Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we’ve received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.