Breakfast this morning included oatmeal (trimmed with raisins, walnuts and almond slivers) and bacon. That and strong, black coffee. To my palate it was the Sacrament of Heaven! The bacon was slow-cooked and crisp; the pieces melted in the mouth! A very special New Year's Day treat.
We're starting the New Year with a prolonged forecast of fine weather, hot and mostly clear. With blunt disregard I have abandoned the pool and embraced the white sandy beach and turquoise sea water.
My preference when walking on the beach is to stroll southward past the mansions, fewer people on the beach than northward adjacent the numerous condominiums. In either direction the beach is awesome, alterations of pools and sandbars, forever the crashing waves.
We both bicycled today. We are currently a one-bike family. My tour was late this afternoon, around 4 o'clock. It suited me well. The afternoon shadows were a welcome change from the relentless heat and sun of the previous five hours - though I had to force myself to leave the chaise longue when the yellow orb was directly in front of me suspended in an azure sky.