This photo by Flickr user AlessandraCapricephotography of Thailand’s Maya Bay reminds me of just how blissful a day at the beach can be (and how enjoyable a good vanity shot is every now and then). If you’re thinking, “Mike, cut the BS and just admit that you selected this photo because it shows off a nice set of tanned lady legs,” well, OK, that’s exactly why I picked it. Doesn’t mean everything else I said isn’t true.
When I was a kid, I used to beg my parents and sister to go swimming with me when we went to the beach. At the public pool, I would demand that everyone watch me jump off the high dive. Basically, I was your average little boy. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to enjoy the serenity of the beach (if I can find a beach that’s not a sea of humanity blasting house music and ignoring posted signs announcing the prohibition of glass bottles) and to avoid public pools. If you find a peaceful beach, there should be no reason to complain about anything.