Well, we made it to the Atlantic and lived to tell about it.
Although, while there, we were told to get out of the water because schools of bait fish were swirling close to the beach...bait fish...AKA...yummy snacks for sharks. I actually did see some dark fins poking up out of the water. I told myself they were dolphins.
They probably were. I didn't want to swim out and verify my theory.
We stayed near the shore and waves, managing to become sufficiently weighted down with sand in every possible place.
It was a fun day.