Typially when I go to the beach, I rent a private house and am secluded on a mostly unoccupied beach. Not this year. I'm surrounded by the geriatric set from Canada.
It is a "trip" watching all the socializing that goes on. As each couple arrives, there are hugs and kisses and catching up on what has happened in the last year. It goes on over and over. Anyone who says that Canadians are not social has not been to Bungalows Mayorca. They are out on the lawn from dawn to dusk and even after that. Little groups here and there. Some are on their laptops from dawn to dusk too. That blows my mind. Why even bother to come to the beach?
But anyway, it is an interesting sight to observe. The funniest of the phenomena is the "great chaise race". It starts at sunup. I've only seen it once........people surreptiously go out with beach towels in hand and start offloading one chaise after another to position just exactly where they and their partner want to spend the day. You see, there are more people then chaises. Hence the need to "get out there early" as someone told me.
Is this what I have to look forward to when I'm part of the "geriatric" set? DON'T tell me I'm part of "that" set.........(My friend Ron (of Ron and Fred fame) just said I AM) Oy vey.