At 8am this morning, the water was calm under sunny skies, the humidity was low and the temperature was perfect for a bike ride into Woods Hole.
There was hardly anyone about on Water St. and Eel Pond was still. I enjoy this time of year, especially on a sleepy Sunday morning, when the weather is superb and the summer people haven’t come yet. In a matter of weeks, the crowds will descend, bringing an exciting, but wearing energy. Having been a year ’rounder since childhood, the change seems natural to me, like a built-in part of the seasonal shift. For more recent “winter folks” it can be an annoying adjustment.
Skiffs will be jammed up around the pond’s edge. This morning, pollen floated and swirled on top of the water.
Decks and porches will be full of people.
And dinghies will fill every spot along the Yacht Club piers. Here we come summer of ’12!